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Title

Parametric Sensitivity Analysis of Factors Affecting Sound Transmission Lossof Multi-Layered Building Elements Using Taguchi Method

Journal title

Archives of Acoustics

Yearbook

2014

Numer

No 2

Publication authors

Keywords

Spectrum adaptation terms (C, Ctr), Weighted sound reduction index (Rw), L8 Orthogonalarray (OA), Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), mass-air-mass resonance (m.a.m)

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Techniczne

Abstract

The paper presents application of Taguchi method in optimizing the sound transmission loss through sandwich gypsum constructions and those comprising of masonry concrete blocks and gypsum boards in order to investigate the relative influence of the various parameters affecting the sound transmission loss. The application of Taguchi method for optimizing sound transmission loss has been rarely reported. The present work uses the results analytically predicted on “Insul” software for various sandwich material configurations as desired by each experimental run in an L8 orthogonal array. The relative importance of the parameters on single-number rating, Rw (C, Ctr) is evaluated in terms of percentage contribu- tion using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The ANOVA method reveals that type of studs, steel stud frame and number of gypsum layers attached are the key factors controlling the sound transmission loss characteristics of sandwich multi-layered constructions.

Publisher

Committee on Acoustics PAS, PAS Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Acoustical Society

Identifier

ISSN 0137-5075 ; eISSN 2300-262X

DOI

10.2478/aoa-2014-0020

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