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Method for controlling boundary condition effects on the measurement of acoustic properties of small samples in tubes

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Dupont, Thomas, Verdière, Kévin, Leclaire, Philippe et Panneton, Raymond. 2021. « Method for controlling boundary condition effects on the measurement of acoustic properties of small samples in tubes ». Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 92, nº 4.

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Abstract

As standard ASTM E2611 reveals, the normal incidence sound transmission loss measured on a small sample in an acoustic tube is not only a property of the material but also strongly dependent on boundary conditions (generally unknown) and on the way the material is mounted. This article proposes an experimental method to control the effects of the lateral boundary conditions in an acoustic tube. The main objective is to deduce the properties of a “client element” (material sample) from the measured global acoustic properties of a patchwork composed by the “client material” and a known “host support.” Three patchwork configurations have to be distinguished: patchworks with and without an impervious and rigid interface between the elements and patchworks composed by elements that cannot be identified as equivalent fluids. For each of these configurations, the use of a specific method based on the Mixing Rule Method (MRM) or on the Parallel Transfer Matrix Methods (P-TMM or dP-TMM) used in reverse way is proposed. Numerical and experimental validations are proposed in acoustic tubes on a convenient configuration: a material sample surrounded by an air ring. This configuration allows reducing the material elastic-frame behavior to leave a limp-frame behavior. The proposed methods allow removing the effect of the lateral air ring host surrounding the material. For homogeneous materials, the two methods based on MRM and dP-TMM give similar good results. For non-homogeneous materials or for materials that cannot be modeled as equivalent fluids, only the method based on dP-TMM gives good results.

Item Type: Peer reviewed article published in a journal
Additional Information: Identifiant de l'article: 044906
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Dupont, Thomas
Affiliation: Génie mécanique
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2021 20:24
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2021 16:24
URI: https://espace2.etsmtl.ca/id/eprint/22479

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