Effects of Perforation on Rigid PU Foam Plates: Acoustic and Mechanical Properties
AbstractFactories today are equipped with diverse mechanical equipment in response to rapid technological and industrial developments. Industrial areas located near residential neighborhoods cause massive environmental problems. In particular, noise pollution results in physical and psychological discomfort, and is a seen as invisible and inevitable problem. Thus, noise reduction is a critical and urgent matter. In this study, rigid polyurethane (PU) foam plates undergo perforation using a tapping machine. The mechanical and acoustic properties of these perforated plates as related to perforation rate and perforation depth are evaluated in terms of compression strength, drop-weight impact strength, and sound absorption coefficient. Experimental results indicate that applying the perforation process endows the rigid PU foaming plates with greater load absorption and better sound absorption at medium and high frequencies. View Full-Text
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Lin, J.-H.; Chuang, Y.-C.; Li, T.-T.; Huang, C.-H.; Huang, C.-L.; Chen, Y.-S.; Lou, C.-W. Effects of Perforation on Rigid PU Foam Plates: Acoustic and Mechanical Properties. Materials 2016, 9, 1000.
Lin J-H, Chuang Y-C, Li T-T, Huang C-H, Huang C-L, Chen Y-S, Lou C-W. Effects of Perforation on Rigid PU Foam Plates: Acoustic and Mechanical Properties. Materials. 2016; 9(12):1000.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lin, Jia-Horng; Chuang, Yu-Chun; Li, Ting-Ting; Huang, Chen-Hung; Huang, Chien-Lin; Chen, Yueh-Sheng; Lou, Ching-Wen. 2016. "Effects of Perforation on Rigid PU Foam Plates: Acoustic and Mechanical Properties." Materials 9, no. 12: 1000.
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