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On the modeling of sound propagation over multi-impedance discontinuities using a semiempirical diffraction formulation

Lam, YW and Monazzam, M 2006, 'On the modeling of sound propagation over multi-impedance discontinuities using a semiempirical diffraction formulation' , The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA), 120 (2) , pp. 686-698.

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    Abstract

    Several approximate extensions of the semi-empirical De Jong model [ De Jong et al., J. Sound and Vib. 86, 23–46 (1983) ] are considered for the prediction of sound propagation over multiple impedance discontinuities. A limitation in the original formulation of the De Jong model is highlighted and a modified form that overcomes this limitation is derived based on reciprocity. This leads to the development of a model for multiple impedance discontinuities that can be used for the investigation of sound-wave propagation above a mixed, striped soft ground that is created by either porous absorbent strips, embedded grooves, or wells with different depths. The accuracy of the model is validated against the boundary element method. It is then used to evaluate the importance of the imaginary part of the admittance of the ground strips on sound attenuation along welled surface. It is shown that the attenuation performance of a surface with multiple impedance discontinuities is high when the imaginary part of the average admittance is large and negative (with an −iωt convention), but the magnitudes of the attenuation peaks are also substantially affected by diffraction from the impedance discontinuities. © 2006 Acoustical Society of America

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Built and Human Environment
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Acoustics Research Centre
    Journal or Publication Title: The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA)
    Publisher: Acoustical Society of America
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0001-4966
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    Depositing User: YW Lam
    Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2011 09:32
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:12
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/18046

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