Dynamic compressibility of air in porous structures at audible frequencies

Denis Lafarge, Pavel Lemarinier, Jean F. Allard, Viggo Tarnow

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    Measurements of dynamic compressibility of air-filled porous sound-absorbing materials are compared with predictions involving two parametere, the static thermal permeability k'_0 and the thermal characteristic dimension GAMMA'. Emphasis on the notion of dynamic and static thermal permeability - the latter being a geometrical parameter equal to the inverse trapping constant ot the solid frame - in apparently new.The static thermal permeability plays, in the description of the thermal exchanges between frame and saturating fluid, a role similar to the viscous permeability in the desription of the viscous forces. Using both parameters, a simple model is constructed for the dynamic thermal permeability k', which is completely analogous to the Johnson et al. [J. Fluid Mech. vol. 176, 379 (1987)] model of dynamic viscous permeability k. The resultant modeling of dynamic compressibility provides predictions which are closer to the experimental results than the previously used simpler model where the compressibility is the same as in identical circular cross-sectional shaped pores, or distributions of slits, related to a given GAMMA'.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalAcoustical Society of America. Journal
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)1995-2006
    Publication statusPublished - 1997

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