Structure-borne sound from machines in lightweight buildings.

  • A practical method is proposed for predicting the total structure-borne sound transmission from machines installed in lightweight buildings. The total structure-borne sound power is a function of the source activity and mobility, and the receiver mobility, at each contact and for each component of excitation. The data and computational requirements for prediction normally are large and are required to be in complex form for the cases where source mobility and receiver mobility are of the same magnitude. This can occur in lightweight framed buildings. However, manufacturers view their products as single entities and desire corresponding single values of source strength. They also desire simple measurement methods and the data obtained to be in octave or one-third octaves. A laboratory reception plate measurement procedure has been proposed which yields single equivalent values of source strength and source mobility. The source data, in combination with an estimate of the single equivalent value of receiver mobility, yields a simple prediction of the total installed power. The accuracy of the simple prediction depends on the spatial variation in contact conditions. For example, the receiver mobility over a joist is likely to be significantly lower than for positions between joists. Case studies are described for multiple contact sources on a timber-joist floor where the simple predictions are compared with exact values obtained from a full mobility formulation.

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Author:Barry Gibbs, Andreas Mayr
Parent Title (English):15th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV15), July 2008, Daejeon, Korea
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Publication Year:2008
Tag:Lightweight buildings; Structure-born sound
faculties / departments:Fakultät für Angewandte Natur- und Geisteswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 53 Physik