On the low frequency acoustic properties of novel multifunctional honeycomb sandwich panels with micro-perforated faceplates

Meng, Han, Galland, M.A., Ichchou, M., Xin, F.X. and Lu, T.J. (2019) On the low frequency acoustic properties of novel multifunctional honeycomb sandwich panels with micro-perforated faceplates. Applied Acoustics, 152. pp. 31-40. ISSN 0003-682X

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2019.02.028


This paper explores further possibilities of structurally-efficient honeycomb sandwich panels by replacing one of the faceplates with the perforated faceplate from the viewpoint of sound absorption coefficient (SAC) as well as sound transmission loss (STL). An analytical model is presented to calculate both the STL and SAC, with the displacements of the two faceplates assumed identical at frequencies below the faceplate resonance frequency. Influences of core configuration are investigated by comparing different honeycomb core designs. Finite element (FE) models are subsequently developed to validate the proposed analytical model, with agreement achieved. Subsequently, parametric surveys, including the influences of perforation ratio, pore size and core configuration on STL and SAC, are conducted based on the analytical model. Unlike classical honeycomb sandwich panels which are poor sound absorbers, honeycomb sandwiches with perforated faceplates lead to high SAC at low frequencies, which in turn brings about increment in the low frequency STL. Moreover, sandwich panels with triangular cores are found to have the lowest peak frequency in the STL and SAC curves compared with the other kinds of sandwich panels having the same effective mass and perforations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Honeycomb, Microperforated, Multifunctional, Sandwich structures, Sound absorption, Sound transmission loss
Subjects: H100 General Engineering
H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
H900 Others in Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2020 11:49
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 12:18
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/44107

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