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Assessing and modelling impact sound insulation of wooden joist constructions
Luleå tekniska universitet.
1995 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Impact sound insulation is one of the most important aspects when assessing sound insulation of floor constructions in buildings. For assessing the impact sound insulation of aconstruction, a standard tapping machine is used as a sound source. However, the use of the current standard tapping machine has been criticised, especially with regard to measurement of wooden joist floors since the noise spectrum generated by a tapping machine differs from the spectrum generated by actual footfall. There are insufficient low frequency components in the noise spectrum produced by the tapping machine and it does not, therefore, accurately reflect low frequency noise from the construction.Reduce impact sound level from wooden joist floors are the main object of our study. It is important to be able to predict the sound insulation properties of wooden joist constructions at the design stage. To reduce the noise level in the receiving room, the input power transmitted through the construction must be estimated where the appropriate sound- and vibration-insulation can be designed.This study has investigated the waveform and frequency spectra of human footfall (walking, rum- ingand jumping); of the dropping of sand balls, sand bags and tires; and of the standard tapping machine. The impact sound power radiation from a wooden joist construction while applying different impact sources, such as actual footfall and the standard tapping machine, have also been studied.Research was also carried out regarding the development of a practical impact sound insulation calculation method for wooden joist floor constructions. The characteristics with regard to mechanical properties of floor construction was calculated using the impedance method. The impact sound level inside the sound receiving room was determined. The method developed can predict the basic performance of the wooden floor structure when excited by impact sounds.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 1995.
Licentiate thesis / Luleå University of Technology… → 31 dec 1996, ISSN 0280-8242 ; 1995:23
Research subject
Engineering Acoustics
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-26012Local ID: c2dd1b10-c0dc-11db-834c-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:999170
Godkänd; 1995; 20070108 (biem)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30Bibliographically approved

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