Transmission Loss of Damped Asymmetric Sandwich Panels with Orthotropic Cores
A theoretical model of the acoustic performance of asymmetric sandwich panels is developed and verified by comparison with experimental data. The panel models consist of unequal elastic isotropic skins sandwiching an elastic orthotropic core. Damping is incorporated in both the skins and the core. The roles of various structural and material properties are determined via a parametric study. The importance of phase wave speeds and panel impedances for physically symmetric panels is discussed, as are implications for transmission loss characterization. For asymmetric panels it is seen that a relatively thick skin on one side produces some change in the transmission loss.
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C.L. Dym, D.C. Lang, Transmission loss of damped asymmetric sandwich panels with orthotropic cores, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Volume 88, Issue 3, 8 June 1983, Pages 299-319, ISSN 0022-460X, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0022-460X(83)90690-9. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0022460X83906909)