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Type: Conference paper
Title: Analysis on sound absorption of natural coir fiber using Delany-Bazley model
Author: Ayub, M.
Nor, M.
Amin, N.
Zulkifli, R.
Hosseini Fouladi, M.
Ismail, A.
Citation: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, 2009 / pp.1-6
Publisher: ICME
Issue Date: 2009
Conference Name: International Conference on Mechanical Engineering (ICME2009) (26 Dec 2009 - 28 Dec 2009 : Dhaka, Bangladesh)
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Md. Ayub, M. J. Mohd Nor, Nowshad Amin, Rozli Zulkifli, M. Hosseini Fouladi, and A. Rasdan Ismail
Abstract: This paper explores the sound absorption capacity of natural coir fiber. Absorption coefficient of coir fiber is calculated using Delany-Bazley model. Experiments are conducted in impedance tube to validate the analytical outcomes for three samples having different thickness. Increasing the thickness of coir fiber enhances sound absorption and shifts noise absorption peak towards low frequency. Moreover, effect of air gap on sound absorption performance of coir fiber has also been investigated. Increasing air gap thickness usually shifts the peak of absorption coefficient towards lower frequency. Then, the noise absorption of coir fibers with and without air gap is compared and shows that earlier one has greater absorption at low frequency than the later one. However, resonances can not be predicted using this technique. Results also indicate that Delany-Bazley equations can justify the overall trend of absorption coefficient of coir fiber perfectly as demonstrated in this study.
Keywords: Noise absorption; Natural coir fiber; Delany-Bazley equation
Rights: © ICME2009
RMID: 0030078248
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