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J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2017, 5(4), 56; doi:10.3390/jmse5040056

Transmission of Low-Frequency Acoustic Waves in Seawater Piping Systems with Periodical and Adjustable Helmholtz Resonator

College of Power Engineering, Naval University of Engineering, Wuhan 430033, China
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Received: 30 August 2017 / Revised: 14 November 2017 / Accepted: 15 November 2017 / Published: 4 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Marine Structures)
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The characteristics of acoustic wave transmitting in a metamaterial-type seawater piping system are studied. The metamaterial pipe, which consists of a uniform pipe with air-water chamber Helmholtz resonators (HRs) mounted periodically along its axial direction, could generate a wide band gap in the low-frequency range, rendering the propagation of low-frequency acoustic waves in the piping system dampened spatially. Increasing the air volume in the Helmholtz chamber would result in a sharply decrease in the central frequency of the resonant gap and an extension in the bandwidth in the beginning, yet very slowly as the air volume is further augmented. Acoustic waves will experience a small amount of energy loss if the acoustic–structure interaction effect is considered. Also, the structure-borne sound will be induced because of the interaction effects. High pressure loadings on the system may bring in a shrink in the band gap; nevertheless, the features of broad band gaps of the system is still be maintained. View Full-Text
Keywords: seawater piping systems; low-frequency sound; acoustic metamaterials; acoustic band gap; high pressure seawater piping systems; low-frequency sound; acoustic metamaterials; acoustic band gap; high pressure
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Liu, B.; Yang, L. Transmission of Low-Frequency Acoustic Waves in Seawater Piping Systems with Periodical and Adjustable Helmholtz Resonator. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2017, 5, 56.

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