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Optimization of sound absorbers number and placement in an enclosed room by finite element simulation

Lau, S. F. and Zainulabidin, M. H. and Yahya, M. N. and Zaman, I. and Azmir, N. A. and Madlan, M. A. and Ismon, M. and Kasron, M. Z. and Ismail, A. E. (2017) Optimization of sound absorbers number and placement in an enclosed room by finite element simulation. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 914 (012037). pp. 1-10. ISSN 1757899X

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Giving a room proper acoustic treatment is both art and science. Acoustic design brings comfort in the built environment and reduces noise level by using sound absorbers. There is a need to give a room acoustic treatment by installing absorbers in order to decrease the reverberant sound. However, they are usually high in price which cost much for installation and there is no system to locate the optimum number and placement of sound absorbers. It would be a waste if the room is overly treated with absorbers or cause improper treatment if the room is treated with insufficient absorbers. This study aims to determine the amount of sound absorbers needed and optimum location of sound absorbers placement in order to reduce the overall sound pressure level in specified room by using ANSYS APDL software. The size of sound absorbers needed is found to be 11

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA365-367 Acoustics in engineering. Acoustical engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Engineering Mechanics
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2019 08:12
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 08:12
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10733
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