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Bottom-up approach for microstructure optimization of sound absorbing materials

Abstract : A major issue in building acoustics concerns the need to increase or adapt the absorption spectrum of commonly used sound absorbing materials. However, the most advanced models used to characterize and predict sound absorbing material performances are based on macroscopic parameters, which are inter-dependant, and do not take explicitly into account the local geometry description of the porous media, i.e. microstructure. For these reasons, optimizing sound absorbing material performances firstly relies on our ability to predict acoustic properties of porous media from the description of their local geometry, and secondly to propose pertinent physically realistic modifications of the microstructure having predictable impacts on the absorption spectrum. Starting from an open-cell foam sample having poor sound absorption properties, this paper exposes how the link between microstructure and macro-behavior is achieved, and how its sound absorption is increased from the optimization of its microstructure.
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Camille Perrot, F. Chevillotte, R. Panneton, X. Olny. Bottom-up approach for microstructure optimization of sound absorbing materials. International Congress on Acoustics (ICA 2007), Sep 2007, Madrid, Spain. ⟨hal-00812937⟩



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