By Voichita Bucur
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Journal of the Acoustical Society of the US, USA
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1. The highest sound absorption coefficient for all frequencies was observed for the floor with wool carpet and the smallest coefficients were measured on brick wall. 2) As noted by Egan (1988), the “transmission loss is a measure of how much sound energy is reduced in transmission through materials. The more massive a material, the higher its transmission loss. ” It is generally admitted in architectural acoustics that heavier materials provide better sound isolation and, as an example, by doubling the surface weight, the sound loss increases by a factor of about 5.
The range of sound intensity tolerated by humans is very large. Buildings constructed with satisfactory acoustics are characterized by the control of the transmission loss of sound through the construction elements, the absorption of sound within a space, and the separation of noise sources from quiet spaces. Solid wood and some wood-based composites can be considered as acoustic materials because of their ability to absorb an important amount of incident sound in order to reduce the sound pressure level or the reverberation time in a room.
The reasons that underlie this observation are described below, first by analyzing the isotropic solids and second by analyzing the orthotropic solids. 20) where ν is the Poisson’s ratio, E is the Young’s modulus, and G is the shear modulus, also called the Coulomb modulus. The strain energy function is positive definite for an homogeneous isotropic elastic continuum. This means that K>0 and G>0. Consequently E>0 and (1−2ν)>0 or (1−ν)>0. 21) Elastic Symmetry of Propagation Media 45 For an orthotropic solid, the question is more complex due to the six Poisson’s ratios, corresponding to the three symmetry planes.