Modelling and optimisation of sound absorption in replicated microcellular metals

Otaru, A.J. and Morvan, H.P. and Kennedy, A.R. (2018) Modelling and optimisation of sound absorption in replicated microcellular metals. Scripta Materialia, 150. pp. 152-155. ISSN 1359-6462

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Wilson's poroacoustic model has been shown to be an accurate predictor of sound absorption in porous metals with bottleneck type structures. When used to optimise pore structures, using porosity and permeability as variables, the most broadband absorption is predicted for the highest porosity achievable (approximately 70%) and for a permeability of the order 10−10 m2. Although performance close to that for glass wool is not possible, with these porosities, specific strength and stiffness exceeding those for many polymers are obtained, making these materials viable for load bearing components with credible soundproofing.

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Scripta Materialia
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Scripta Materialia. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Scripta Materialia, 150, 2018 DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2018.03.022
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