Acoustical properties of double porosity granular materials

Venegas, R and Umnova, O ORCID: 2011, 'Acoustical properties of double porosity granular materials' , The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA), 130 (5) , pp. 2765-2776.

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Granular materials have been conventionally used for acoustic treatment due to their sound absorptive and sound insulating properties. An emerging field is the study of the acoustical properties of multiscale porous materials. An example of these is a granular material in which the particles are porous. In this paper, analytical and hybrid analytical-numerical models describing the acoustical properties of these materials are introduced. Image processing techniques have been employed to estimate characteristic dimensions of the materials. The model predictions are compared with measurements on expanded perlite and activated carbon showing satisfactory agreement. It is concluded that a double porosity granular material exhibits greater low-frequency sound absorption at reduced weight compared to a solid-grain granular material with similar mesoscopic characteristics.

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Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation 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
Depositing User: Rodolfo Venegas
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2011 11:40
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 16:11

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