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Utilization of treated Red Meranti wood dust as polymer foam composite for acoustic study

Sa'adon, Shafizah and Mohd Rus, Anika Zafiah (2013) Utilization of treated Red Meranti wood dust as polymer foam composite for acoustic study. In: Advanced Materials Engineering and Technology (ICAMET 2013) , 28-29 November 2013, Bandung, Indonesia .

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A Red Meranti Wood Dust (RMD) act as a filler for polymer foam composite has been investigated and proved to have ability to absorb sound. In this study, treatment of wood dust with and without acid hydrolysis named as WDB and WDA respectively was use as filler. This study was developed to compare the ability of sound absorption based on treated filler and particle size of wood dust. By choosing the size of 355 μm, three different percentage has been selected which is 10%, 15% and 20% for both conditions. These samples has been tested by using Impedance Tube test according to ASTM E-1050 for sound absorption coefficient, α measurement and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) for determine the porosity for each samples. 10% loaded of WDB as filler gives highest sound absorption coefficient of 0.999 at 4015.63 Hz. Meanwhile for 20% loaded of WDA gives 0.997 at 3228.13 Hz. When comparing the sound absorption coefficient for both sounds absorbing materials, WDB-polymer foam composite RMD showed higher value of sound absorption coefficient, α at higher frequency as compared to WDA-polymer foam composite.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: sound absorption; Red Meranti wood dust; polymer composite; porous
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 Materials Engineering and Design
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2014 07:18
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2014 07:18
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4819
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