sound absorption Articles

  • Elastic sound absorption theory of fibrous material

    Because of the complexity of classical sound absorption theory's expressions, it is difficult to obtain physical insight into the acoustic behaviour of porous materials and to determine the dominant mechanism for sound absorption for a given material at a given frequency. Alternatively, there are very simple expressions. A new theory has been put forward that fibrous material absorbs sound by the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sound Absorption for All Saints Church Community Centre

    Acoustic specialists, Sound Reduction Systems (SRS Ltd) were approached by All Saints Church with a view to treating the poor acoustics within their community centre. They had recognised that high levels of reverberation and echo were affecting the various groups that used the space, and were looking for a solution that was both effective and decorative. Initially, Mr Les Munns (Church Building ...


    By Sound Reduction Systems Ltd

  • Research & development of sound quality in lifts

    The Consortium Orona S. Coop. (manufacturer of lifts), Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa (MGEP) S. Coop. (Engineering Faculty of Mondragon University) and Ikerlan S. Coop. (Research Centre) have formed a consortium and established a stable working group of engineers to investigate the Sound Quality in Orona’s lifts. MGEP, Ikerlan and Orona MGEP, the ...

  • Acoustical characterisation of porous sound absorbing materials: a review

    Over the past 50 years, the characterisation of porous sound absorbing materials has been of increasing interest to both the acoustic engineers and customers. It is particularly important that acoustic engineers are able to predict the acoustical behaviour of these materials to get a quantitative measure of the acoustic energy absorption. This paper reviews the relevant literatures over this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A numerical structural-acoustic approach to analysis of interior booming noise and noise reduction in an all-terrain tractor cabin

    The booming noise in an all-terrain tractor cabin is studied in this research via a numerical structural-acoustic approach. Cavity acoustic resonances of the cabin are evaluated, and the acoustic resonant frequencies are identified and quantified in the research. The noise level inside the cabin is determined, and the frequencies characterised by peak noise levels within the booming noise ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sarakasi Theatre - room acoustical measurements and modelling

    Measuring Reverberation Time and Speech Intelligibility using Balloons and an MP3 Player as External Sound Sources The non-profit organisation Sarakasi Trust owns a theatre in Nairobi Kenya, inside the former Shan Cinema. In this theatre, youths from the city slums are trained to be acrobats, so that they learn how to make a living without having to resort to crime. Shows and concerts are ...

  • NASA acts to reduce crawler transporter noise

    The United Space Alliance sought outsideassistance to evaluate and develop noise controlmeasures for NASA’s two CTs at KSC aspart of a modernisation and upgrading program.NASA selected Noise Solutions Inc. (ageneral acoustical contractor) and their subcontractorFaszer Farquharson & Associates ofCalgary, Canada to engage in this project. Thefirst phase of the sound study ...

  • From a trucker’s seat – the American eream comes true!

    With its high focus on interior noise testing programs, Commercial Vehicle Group (CVG) gains competitive advantages in a market where driver comfort is not only an essential, but also a vital safety issue as well as a tool to improve driver retention. For its vibration and acoustic test programs, Brüel & Kjær is CVG’s preferred supplier of accelerometers and microphones as ...

  • Enhanced acoustic material testing in a tube

    Demands from the Industry   A growing number of customers demand quieter vehicle cabins, and cabin acoustic comfort has become a major concern for the automotive industry. Optimization of the acoustic insulation performance has, therefore, been given a more prevalent role in the design process. In the aircraft industry, acoustic comfort for customers and the use of new, lighter ...

  • Putting the Lid on Emissions - Food Engineering case study

    While the aroma of a cooked steak may be enticing to some, residents near a cooked-meat facility did not appreciate it. Polarized Meat Company of Dunmore, PA produces high-quality meat products designed to reduce preparation time at restaurants. Certain products are preformed and pre-cooked, often with grill marks added to enhance the products' visual appeal and flavor. Both the incoming meat ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

  • Pump up the volume

    On April 6 the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 will come into effect for any licensed premises or venue offering amplified music entertainment. Tim Turney, Product Manager with Casella CEL which manufactures noise measuring and dose meter technology takes a quiet look at the noisiest industry in town.When the smoking ban came into effect last June many clubs and pubs held a ‘farewell to ...


    By Casella

  • With high-pressure in the mixer AERZEN‘s energy-efficient blower technology

    According to the Federal Statistical Office, annual sales of bakery goods total around EUR 18 billion. Behind this is an annual consumption of 85 kilogrammes per inhabitant, within which the general public prefers bread, which accounts for 63 percent of the total. With this type of food being so popular, the market is extremely competitive. The significance of larger medium-sized bakeries and ...

  • Unique sponge system contains water contaminants in storm drains

    Untitled Document SmartSponge technology captures oil and hydrocarbons from stormwater runoff, preventing its discharge into receiving waters. Water quality is being ...


    By Baum Publications Ltd.

  • Supercritical carbon dioxide – from coffee to dry cleaning

    Sometimes I can’t start the day without my morning coffee, and I’m sure most adults would agree that consuming caffeine is a part of their daily routine. A regular cup of coffee can contain 95 to 200mg of caffeine depending on what bean is used and how it has been prepared. In moderation, caffeine can elevate your mood, reduce tiredness and make you more alert, however it can also ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Urban Noise Monitoring in Madrid

    Dynamic mapping helps Madrid improve the quality of life for her citizens and visitors alike. With its 3 000 000 inhabitants and 2500 km of streets, Madrid is an excellent example of what can be done to improve human comfort related to urban noise. Since the late 60s, Madrid City Council has been working on noise problems. During this period, global environmental analysis has focused on how ...

  • Position Paper on the European Strategies and Priorities for Railway Noise Abatement

    Untitled Document Executive Summary Railway noise can be reduced considerably in the ...

  • L.A. mercury spill provides opportunity for education

    The uncertainty surrounding a mercury spill on a Los Angeles subway platform this past December was reported by many leading news organizations, including coverage by the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Fox News, among others. Many of these news stories focused on the slow response to the incident and the potential for this to have been associated with terrorism. While these are valid concerns that ...

  • Performance-Based Measurement Systems

    Many of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) methods used to monitor air, water and soil for environmental contaminants prescribe step-by-step details on how the chemical analysis must be conducted and prohibit any deviations or variations. The EPA has recognized that monitoring equipment and technology have improved tremendously over the last few years; that environmental media do not ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • Mobilising international climate finance

    Developed countries report that they mobilised $35 billion in international climate finance for developing countries through the “fast-start finance” period from 2010 through 2012. This study examines the reported contribution in detail, revealing lessons for mobilising and targeting climate finance over the coming decade. ...

  • Solar`s Time to Rise and Shine.

    Photovoltaic efficiency records are being shattered, thanks to recent advances in materials science. Last month, a researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., loaded a postage stamp–sized solar cell onto a tray and placed it under a high-intensity pulse solar simulator. The simulator flashed a 2.5 millisecond pulse of light, and 19 mirrors reflected the ...


    By Ensia

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