Structure-borne sound transmission through a lightweight T-junction

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    Abstract

    This paper examines structure-borne sound transmission through a T-junction formed by a plywood worktop (source plate) and a lightweight partition. This type of structure is typically found in kitchens, where impact sound originated from a worktop can be responsible for noise complaints in adjacent places. Tests have been carried out for a variety of connection arrangements and measured data has been compared with predictions given by statistical energy analysis models. Results indicate that the junction does not behave rigidly (even when glued and screwed along its length) and that large variations in transmission occur depending on the fixing method used to connect the worktop to the partition.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of Euronoise 2009
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009
    Event8th European Conference on Noise Control 2009 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Duration: 26 Oct 200928 Oct 2009

    Conference

    Conference8th European Conference on Noise Control 2009
    Abbreviated titleEURONOISE 2009
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityEdinburgh
    Period26/10/0928/10/09

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