Radiation of sound from surfaces at grazing angles of incidence

Pavasovic, V 2006, Radiation of sound from surfaces at grazing angles of incidence, Masters by Research, Applied Sciences, RMIT University.


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Title Radiation of sound from surfaces at grazing angles of incidence
Author(s) Pavasovic, V
Year 2006
Abstract It is difficult to predict the sound radiation from large factory roofs. The existing infinite panel theories of sound insulation are not sufficient when the sound radiates at grazing angles. It has been shown that the reason for the collapse of the theory is the well known result for the radiation efficiency. This research will present a simple analytic strip theory, which agrees reasonably well with numerical calculations for a rectangular panel. Simple analytic strip theory has lead to the conclusion that it is mainly the length of the panel in the direction of radiation, rather than its width that is important in determining its radiation efficiency. The findings of the current research also indicated that apart from the effect due to coincidence, a panel was non-directional compared to an opening.
Degree Masters by Research
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Applied Sciences
Keyword(s) Acoustics
Sound
Directivity
Sound Insulation
Sound Transmission
Sound Transmission Loss
Sound Radiation
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