A method for testing and rating the acoustic performance of caulking compounds

Truett, D, Watson, J, Davy, J and Preston, C 2018, 'A method for testing and rating the acoustic performance of caulking compounds', in Proceedings of Acoustics 2018 Adelaide: Hear To Listen, Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society (ACOUSTICS 2018), Adelaide, South Australia, 6-9 November 2018, pp. 1-10.


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Title A method for testing and rating the acoustic performance of caulking compounds
Author(s) Truett, D
Watson, J
Davy, J
Preston, C
Year 2018
Conference name ACOUSTICS 2018
Conference location Adelaide, South Australia
Conference dates 6-9 November 2018
Proceedings title Proceedings of Acoustics 2018 Adelaide: Hear To Listen, Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society (ACOUSTICS 2018)
Publisher The Australian Acoustical Society, South Australian Division
Place of publication Adelaide, Australia
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Abstract Inadequate sealing of edge gaps of building partitions (walls, ceilings etc.) can adversely affect the acoustic insulation of a building partition, with consequent loss of amenity to building occupants. Measuring and rating the effectiveness of caulking compounds to protect against such adverse effects is somewhat problematic for a variety of reasons. This paper proposes a method based on ISO 10140-1 Amendment 1 Annex J, and AS/NZS ISO 717.1:2004 to enable laboratory measurement of sound transmission through controlled gaps sealed with the compound under test, and determination of the suitability of such compounds for use in sealing building partitions with specified acoustic insulation requirements. Some examples are provided, from laboratory experiments with test-gaps sealed by different means, demonstrating the outcome of the proposed method in a variety of circumstances.
Subjects Acoustics and Acoustical Devices; Waves
Acoustics and Noise Control (excl. Architectural Acoustics)
Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Keyword(s) sound insulation
caulking compounds
ISBN 9780909882082
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