Guide for flanking sound transmission in wood framed construction: Issues for impact noise

J. David Quirt, Trevor R.T. Nightingale, Frances King


This paper provides a terse overview of how experimental characterization of the direct and flanking sound transmission paths in wood-framed construction leads to a manageable set of path transmission terms to represent the effect of specific design tradeoffs. By combining the energy transmitted via all paths, estimates of the Apparent-IIC for typical constructions can be derived. Results are presented in a design g uide for many common constructions.


Acoustic noise; Energy transfer; Parameter estimation; Structural frames; Path transmission; Sound transmission; Wood framed construction

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