Vibrometry Assessment of the External Thermal Composite Insulation Systems Influence on the Façade Airborne Sound Insulation†
AbstractThis paper verifies the impact of the use of an external thermal composite system (ETICS) on air-borne sound insulation. For optimum accuracy over a wide frequency range, classical microphone based transmission measurements are combined with accelerometer based vibrometry measurements. Consistency is found between structural resonance frequencies and bending wave velocity dispersion curves determined by vibrometry on the one hand and spectral features of the sound reduction index, the ETICS mass-spring-mass resonance induced dip in the acoustic insulation spectrum, and the coincidence induced dip on the other hand. Scanning vibrometry proves to be an effective tool for structural assessment in the design phase of ETICS systems. The measured spectra are obtained with high resolution in wide frequency range, and yield sound insulation values are not affected by the room acoustic features of the laboratory transmission rooms. The complementarity between the microphone and accelerometer based results allows assessing the effect of ETICS on the sound insulation spectrum in an extended frequency range from 20 Hz to 10 kHz. The modified engineering ΔR prediction model for frequency range up to coincidence frequency of external plaster layer is recommended. Values for the sound reduction index obtained by a modified prediction method are consistent with the measured data. View Full-Text
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Urbán, D.; Roozen, N.; Muellner, H.; Zaťko, P.; Niemczanowski, A.; Rychtáriková, M.; Glorieux, C. Vibrometry Assessment of the External Thermal Composite Insulation Systems Influence on the Façade Airborne Sound Insulation. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 703.
Urbán D, Roozen N, Muellner H, Zaťko P, Niemczanowski A, Rychtáriková M, Glorieux C. Vibrometry Assessment of the External Thermal Composite Insulation Systems Influence on the Façade Airborne Sound Insulation. Applied Sciences. 2018; 8(5):703.Chicago/Turabian Style
Urbán, Daniel; Roozen, N.B.; Muellner, Herbert; Zaťko, Peter; Niemczanowski, Alexander; Rychtáriková, Monika; Glorieux, Christ. 2018. "Vibrometry Assessment of the External Thermal Composite Insulation Systems Influence on the Façade Airborne Sound Insulation." Appl. Sci. 8, no. 5: 703.
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