Development of Sound Insulation Prediction Tool by Integration of Life Cycle Assessment

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Abstract

This research aims to develop an acoustic design methodology for CLT floor assemblies using artificial neural networks approach by integration of life cycle assessment (LCA). 72 Lab-based measurements are used to develop the acoustic prediction tool. They are related to 29 different CLT-based floor assemblies. The weighted sound reduction index (Rw), and the weighted normalized impact sound pressure level (Ln,w) are estimated with an accuracy of 2 dB. Then a LCA study is conducted on wooden assemblies. The acoustic performance and their environmental impacts are compared to highlight trends that may guide decision-makers in the design phase. This paper initially found that CLT-based floor assemblies generally increase the environmental impacts to achieve better acoustic insulation. However, a good sound attenuation can be reached by selecting suitable acoustic solutions.

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2024-05-12

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BADER EDDIN M, Ménard S, Laratte B, Le Tyrant K, de Ponteves C. Development of Sound Insulation Prediction Tool by Integration of Life Cycle Assessment. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2024 May 12 [cited 2024 May 21];52(1). Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/4161