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Free Content Influence of Perforated Ceiling on Floor Impact Sound Insulation in Reinforced Concrete Buildings

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In this study, the influence of a perforated ceiling on the floor impact sound was investigated. The floor impact sound measurements were conducted both with and without suspended ceiling including the perforated and nonperforated panel, using heavy and light weight impact sources in a reinforced concrete test building. The results indicated that the perforated ceiling with and without absorption sheet greatly reduced the resonance of floor impact sound by the non-perforated ceiling. However, the perforated ceiling without an absorption sheet did not improve the single number quantity (SNQ, rubber ball: LiA,Fmax,V.T and tapping machine: Ln,w) for the floor impact sound insulation. The perforated ceiling with attached absorption sheet produced SNQs of 2 dB lower and higher than that produced by the non-perforated ceiling for heavy and light weight impact sources, respectively. It was also found that the improvement in the floor impact sound insulation after the installation of the perforated ceiling was related to the mass-spring-mass system, rather than the absorption area of the receiving room.

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Publication date: September 1, 2019

This article was made available online on July 12, 2019 as a Fast Track article with title: "Influence of perforated ceiling on floor impact sound isolation in reinforced concrete buildings".

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  • Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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