Transmission loss through barriers lined with heterogeneous porous materials


  • F.C. Sgard Lab. des Sciences de l'Habitat, DGCB URA CNRS 1652, Ecl. Natl. Travaux Publics de l'Etat, Cedex, France
  • N. Atalla Grp. d'Acoust. l'Univ. de Sherbrooke, Univ. de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Que. J1K2R1, Canada


Density (specific gravity), Elastic moduli, Elasticity, Finite element method, Foamed plastics, Mathematical models, Viscoelasticity, Waveguides, Absorption efficiency


The effect of solid heterogeneities and acoustic cavities on the normal incidence transmission loss of heterogeneous porous materials inserted in an infinite rectangular waveguide is investigated. The model is based on a finite element Biot-Allard's formulation for the porous patches. The modal behavior of the waveguide accounts for the coupling between the porous material and the waveguide. Numerical results are presented regarding the effect of geometric and physical parameters on the transmission loss performance of highly resistive plastic foam.

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Sgard F, Atalla N. Transmission loss through barriers lined with heterogeneous porous materials. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2000 Sep. 1 [cited 2024 Jul. 23];28(3):92-3. Available from:



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