Title

Transmission Loss Optimization in Acoustic Sandwich Panels

Document Type

Article

Department

Engineering (HMC)

Publication Date

1986

Abstract

Considering the sound transmission loss (TL) of a sandwich panel as the single objective, different optimization techniques are examined and a sophisticated computer program is used to find the optimum TL. Also, for one of the possible case studies such as core optimization, closed‐form expressions are given between TL and the core‐design variables for different sets of skins. The significance of these functional relationships lies in the fact that the panel designer can bypass the necessity of using a sophisticated software package in order to assess explicitly the dependence of the TL on core thickness and density.

Rights Information

© 1986 Acoustical Society of America