This paper describes the procedure followed to evaluate the vibration reduction index for T-junctions with inserted flexible elements and proposes new equations to complement the standard EN 12354-1:2000. The experiment described in this work is based on a 1:3 scale model of a T-junction with a flexible interlayer. It was used to obtain a significant reduction in the cost of the configurations under study. We chose to carry out vibration measurements by near-field acoustic holography (NAH) in order to avoid the risk of accelerometer interference. Flanking transmission was determined for different elastic layers with the objective of quantifying the effect of the flexible interlayer and to compare the results obtained with predictive formulas. The results enabled us to propose new equations to complement EN 12354-1:2000 for the reliable prediction of the apparent sound reduction index. The uncertainty associated with the different average velocity levels is determined according to the Guide for the Expression of Uncertainty of Measurement (GUM).
Vibration Reduction Index of a T-Junction With a Flexible Interlayer
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Alba, J., Escuder, E., Ramis, J., Del Rey, R., and Segovia, E. (January 18, 2012). "Vibration Reduction Index of a T-Junction With a Flexible Interlayer." ASME. J. Vib. Acoust. April 2012; 134(2): 021009. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4004675
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