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Sound transmission loss properties of truss core extruded panels

Sound transmission loss properties of truss core extruded panels
Sound transmission loss properties of truss core extruded panels
The car body structures of modern trains are often formed of extruded aluminium panels. Their acoustic properties, particularly the sound transmission loss, have an important influence on the interior acoustic environment. In order to study the acoustic performance of extruded panels, their Sound Transmission Loss (STL) is studied using the coupled Wavenumber Finite Element method (WFE) and Wavenumber Boundary Element method (WBE). The damping of a typical structure is first measured in the laboratory to give suitable input values for the model. The predicted STL is compared with corresponding measurements of the sample panel, with good agreement above 400 Hz. Based on the validated model, an extensive parametric study is carried out to investigate the effect of different reinforcement rib styles on the STL. The effect of using extruded panels with rectangular, triangular and trapezoidal truss-core sections is studied in detail. Among the parameters studied, the number of bays in a given width has a great influence on the sound insulation. Considering practical use, both the mass and stiffness of each case are also considered. To give increased understanding of the STL behaviour, the dispersion curves are also studied. It is found that structures with better STL usually have fewer free wavenumbers below the acoustic wavenumber. For the same number of structural bays, a panel with triangular stiffening has the highest strength but also the largest mass, whereas a structure with rectangular stiffening has the least strength and lowest mass. In the evaluation, the weighted STL Rw and the spectral adaptation term Ctr are considered. The results are also considered relative to a mass law adjustment of the STL. It is found that the three cases which give the best results are a triangular rib panel with 4 or 5 bays in a 1 m width, and a trapezium case with 5 bays and inclination angle 25°. These have an Rw that is 2–6 dB better than the reference panel, a smaller mass and a higher stiffness.
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Zhang, Yumei, Thompson, David, Squicciarini, Giacomo, Ryue, Jungsoo, Xiao, Xinbiao and Wen, Zefeng (2018) Sound transmission loss properties of truss core extruded panels. Applied Acoustics, 131, 134-153. (doi:10.1016/j.apacoust.2017.10.021).

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The car body structures of modern trains are often formed of extruded aluminium panels. Their acoustic properties, particularly the sound transmission loss, have an important influence on the interior acoustic environment. In order to study the acoustic performance of extruded panels, their Sound Transmission Loss (STL) is studied using the coupled Wavenumber Finite Element method (WFE) and Wavenumber Boundary Element method (WBE). The damping of a typical structure is first measured in the laboratory to give suitable input values for the model. The predicted STL is compared with corresponding measurements of the sample panel, with good agreement above 400 Hz. Based on the validated model, an extensive parametric study is carried out to investigate the effect of different reinforcement rib styles on the STL. The effect of using extruded panels with rectangular, triangular and trapezoidal truss-core sections is studied in detail. Among the parameters studied, the number of bays in a given width has a great influence on the sound insulation. Considering practical use, both the mass and stiffness of each case are also considered. To give increased understanding of the STL behaviour, the dispersion curves are also studied. It is found that structures with better STL usually have fewer free wavenumbers below the acoustic wavenumber. For the same number of structural bays, a panel with triangular stiffening has the highest strength but also the largest mass, whereas a structure with rectangular stiffening has the least strength and lowest mass. In the evaluation, the weighted STL Rw and the spectral adaptation term Ctr are considered. The results are also considered relative to a mass law adjustment of the STL. It is found that the three cases which give the best results are a triangular rib panel with 4 or 5 bays in a 1 m width, and a trapezium case with 5 bays and inclination angle 25°. These have an Rw that is 2–6 dB better than the reference panel, a smaller mass and a higher stiffness.

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Accepted/In Press date: 19 October 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 4 November 2017
Published date: February 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 415658
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/415658
ISSN: 0003-682X
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ORCID for David Thompson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7964-5906
ORCID for Giacomo Squicciarini: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2437-6398

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Author: Yumei Zhang
Author: David Thompson ORCID iD
Author: Jungsoo Ryue
Author: Xinbiao Xiao
Author: Zefeng Wen

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