Measurement and Inverse Estimation of the Full Anisotropic Flow Resistivity Tensor of Melamine Foam
2010 (English)Report (Other academic)
The flow resistivity tensor, which is the inverse of the viscous per- meability tensor, is one of the most important material properties for the acoustic performance of open cell foams used in acoustic treatments. Due to the manufacturing processes, these foams are most often geomet- rically anisotropic on a microscopic scale. For such a materials there is a need for improved characterisation methods, and this paper discusses the estimation of the flow resistivity tensor of Melamine samples using a methodology which is an improvement of a method previously published by Go ̈ransson et al. The validity of the new method is in addition ver- ified for a wider range of anisotropy. Measurements are performed on cubic Melamine samples, and the resulting 3D flow resistivity tensors are presented. The anisotropic flow resistivity tensors are validated by com- parison to measurements performed on uni-directional cylindrical samples extracted from the previously measured cubic samples. The results sug- gest that there is a relation between the direction of highest flow resistivity, and the rise direction of the material.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2010.
Trita-AVE, ISSN 1651-7660
Vehicle Engineering Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics Aerospace Engineering Applied Mechanics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-31153OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-31153DiVA: diva2:402922
FunderEU, European Research Council, MRTN-CT-2006-035559
QC 201103112011-03-102011-03-102013-11-28Bibliographically approved