Dealing with flanking transmission in wood framed construction

Authors

  • J.D. Quirt Inst. of Research in Construction, National Research Council, Montreal Road, Ottawa, Ont. K1A 0R6, Canada
  • T.R. Nightingale Inst. of Research in Construction, National Research Council, Montreal Road, Ottawa, Ont. K1A 0R6, Canada
  • R.E. Halliwell Inst. of Research in Construction, National Research Council, Montreal Road, Ottawa, Ont. K1A 0R6, Canada

Keywords:

Acoustic noise, Attenuation, Ceilings, Natural frequencies, Vibrations (mechanical), Walls (structural partitions), Wooden floors, Apparent sound transmission loss, Wood framed construction

Abstract

A study of flanking transmission in wood frame construction has shown that for airborne excitation the floor/wall junction in multifamily buildings provides serious structural flanking. This can be controlled by systematic changes to the floor and wall assemblies. This paper presents the trends evident from the available data, to provide guidance for practical solutions and indicate some remaining challenges for designers and consultants.

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2003-09-01

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Quirt J, Nightingale T, Halliwell R. Dealing with flanking transmission in wood framed construction. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2003 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Oct. 28];31(3):52-3. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1546

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada

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