Experimental determination of Sound Absorption Coefficients of Four types of Malaysian Wood

Elammaran, Jayamani and Sinin, Hamdan and Nurizahusna, binti Suid (2013) Experimental determination of Sound Absorption Coefficients of Four types of Malaysian Wood. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 315. pp. 577-581. ISSN 1662-7482

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Abstract

Currently, one of the important topics in acoustic science is noise control. It is important to control the noise in order to minimize extraneous noise in rooms, buildings, and our environment. Noise control can be achieved by reducing the intensity of sound to the level that is not harmful to human ear. There are four basic principles employed to reduce noise which is absorption, isolation, vibration isolation, and vibration damping. In fact, the most recognized technique to reduce noise is sound absorption on the materials itself. Sound absorption on material such as wood and porous material have been developed and studied by few researchers. Materials that reduce the sound intensity as the sound wave passes through it by the phenomenon of absorption are called sound absorptive materials. There are lot of methods can be used on determining the sound absorption coefficient of materials. In this paper, a preliminary work has been carried out experimentally to determine the sound absorption coefficient of four types of Malaysian wood. They are Tapang (Koompassia excels), Pulai (Alstonai angustiloba), Selunsor merah (Tristianiopsis beccariana) and Jelutong (Dyera polyphylla). The test was performed using the ASTM E1050-98/ISO 10534-2 (American Society for Testing and Material) standards for the sound absorption coefficient testing. This method is known as impedance tube method (Two- Microphone Method). The absorption coefficient depends on the frequencies. In this study the values of the frequencies used was in the range from 350 Hz to 1000 Hz.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysian wood, Sound absorption coefficient, Two microphone method, Noise, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2015 02:01
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2015 02:01
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/9186

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