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Acoustical properties of air-saturated porous material with periodically distributed dead-end pores

Leclaire, P, Umnova, O, Dupont, T and Panetton, R 2015, 'Acoustical properties of air-saturated porous material with periodically distributed dead-end pores' , The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA), 137 (4) , pp. 1772-1782.

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Abstract

A theoretical and numerical study of the sound propagation in air-saturated porous media with straight main pores bearing lateral cavities (dead-ends) is presented. The lateral cavities are located at “nodes” periodically spaced along each main pore. The effect of periodicity in the distribution of the lateral cavities is studied, and the low frequency limit valid for the closely spaced dead-ends is considered separately. It is shown that the absorption coefficient and transmission loss are influenced by the viscous and thermal losses in the main pores as well as their perforation rate. The presence of long or short dead-ends significantly alters the acoustical properties of the material and can increase significantly the absorption at low frequencies (a few hundred hertz). These depend strongly on the geometry (diameter and length) of the dead-ends, on their number per node, and on the periodicity along the propagation axis. These effects are primarily due to low sound speed in the main pores and to thermal losses in the dead-end pores. The model predictions are compared with experimental results. Possible designs of materials of a few cm thicknesses displaying enhanced low frequency absorption at a few hundred hertz are proposed.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
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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Funders: Universite du Burgogne
Depositing User: O Umnova
Date Deposited: 20 May 2015 10:18
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2015 01:38
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/34519

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