Impact sound transmission through a floating floor on a concrete slab

Michael A. Stewart, R. J M Craik

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    In this paper a theoretical model to predict bending wave transmission through parallel plates connected by a resilient line is presented. The model is based on the interaction of semi-infinite plates intersecting along an infinite boundary. A full model is developed together with some approximations for the more common cases. The results of the model are then used in a statistical energy analysis (SEA) framework to predict transmission through a chipboard floating floor attached to battens which in turn are supported on a concrete floor. Acoustic transmission through the cavities is also considered. The results show that transmission through the battens is the most important path when there is no resilient layer but that this path is insignificant if any resilient layer is present. A comparison between measured and predicted results gave generally good agreement except at high frequencies when a resilient layer was present. © 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)353-372
    Number of pages20
    JournalApplied Acoustics
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2000


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