Title

Effects of Prestress on the Acoustic Behavior of Panels

Document Type

Article

Department

Engineering (HMC)

Publication Date

1974

Abstract

The vibrational and acoustical behavior of one‐ and two‐dimensional walls is examined, in the presence of a constant compressive prestress. It is shown that the resonance frequencies are lowered, and that the critical frequency is raised, by the presence of the prestress. Further, a mass‐law approximation is derived for the transmission loss, and it is shown to give higher values of the transmission loss than are found for an unstressed panel.

Rights Information

© 1974 Acoustical Society of America