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A semi-empirical model relating micro structure to acoustic properties of bimodal porous material

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Ghaffari Mosanenzadeh, Shahrzad and Doutres, Olivier and Naguib, Hani E. and Park, Chul B. and Atalla, Noureddine. 2015. « A semi-empirical model relating micro structure to acoustic properties of bimodal porous material ». Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 117, nº 3. 034305.
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Abstract

Complex morphology of open cell porous media makes it difficult to link microstructural parameters and acoustic behavior of these materials. While morphology determines the overall sound absorption and noise damping effectiveness of a porous structure, little is known on the influence of microstructural configuration on the macroscopic properties. In the present research, a novel bimodal porous structure was designed and developed solely for modeling purposes. For the developed porous structure, it is possible to have direct control on morphological parameters and avoid complications raised by intricate pore geometries. A semi-empirical model is developed to relate microstructural parameters to macroscopic characteristics of porous material using precise characterization results based on the designed bimodal porous structures. This model specifically links macroscopic parameters including static airflow resistivity (σ)(σ), thermal characteristic length (Λ′)(Λ′), viscous characteristic length (Λ)(Λ), and dynamic tortuosity (α∞)(α∞) to microstructural factors such as cell wall thickness (2t)(2t) and reticulation rate (Rw)(Rw). The developed model makes it possible to design the morphology of porous media to achieve optimum sound absorption performance based on the application in hand. This study makes the base for understanding the role of microstructural geometry and morphological factors on the overall macroscopic parameters of porous materials specifically for acoustic capabilities. The next step is to include other microstructural parameters as well to generalize the developed model. In the present paper, pore size was kept constant for eight categories of bimodal foams to study the effect of secondary porous structure on macroscopic properties and overall acoustic behavior of porous media.

Item Type: Peer reviewed article published in a journal
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Doutres, Olivier
Affiliation: Génie mécanique
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2015 20:04
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2017 21:30
URI: http://espace2.etsmtl.ca/id/eprint/10111

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