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Transfer matrix modeling and experimental validation of cellular porous material with resonant inclusions

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Doutres, Olivier and Atalla, Noureddine and Osman, Haisam. 2015. « Transfer matrix modeling and experimental validation of cellular porous material with resonant inclusions ». Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 137, nº 6. pp. 3502-3513.
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Abstract

Porous materials are widely used for improving sound absorption and sound transmission loss of vibrating structures. However, their efficiency is limited to medium and high frequencies of sound. A solution for improving their low frequency behavior while keeping an acceptable thickness is to embed resonant structures such as Helmholtz resonators (HRs). This work investigates the absorption and transmission acoustic performances of a cellular porous material with a two-dimensional periodic arrangement of HR inclusions. A low frequency model of a resonant periodic unit cell based on the parallel transfer matrix method is presented. The model is validated by comparison with impedance tube measurements and simulations based on both the finite element method and a homogenization based model. At the HR resonance frequency (i) the transmission loss is greatly improved and (ii) the sound absorption of the foam can be either decreased or improved depending on the HR tuning frequency and on the thickness and properties of the host foam. Finally, the diffuse field sound absorption and diffuse field sound transmission loss performance of a 2.6 m2 resonant cellular material are measured. It is shown that the improvements observed at the Helmholtz resonant frequency on a single cell are confirmed at a larger scale.

Item Type: Peer reviewed article published in a journal
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Doutres, Olivier
Affiliation: Génie mécanique
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2015 20:05
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2017 20:58
URI: http://espace2.etsmtl.ca/id/eprint/10109

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