Measured anisotropic air flow resistivity and sound attenuation of glass wool

Viggo Tarnow

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Bygning 358, DK 2800 Lyngby, Denmark The air flow resistivity of glass wool has been measured in different directions. The glass wool was delivered from the manufacturer as slabs measuring 100×600×900 mm3, where the surface 600×900 mm2 was parallel with the conveyor belt used in the manufacturing. Directions in the glass wool are described by a coordinate system with the X axis perpendicular to the conveyor belt, the Z axis in the direction the conveyor belt moves, and the Y axis perpendicular to the two other axes. It was found that the resistivities in the Y and Z directions were equal in all cases. For density 14 kg/m3 the mean resistivity in the X direction was 5.88 kPa s m**2 and in the Y direction 2.94 kPa s m**2. For density 30 kg/m3 the mean resistivity in the X direction was 15.5 kPa s m**2 and in the Y direction 7.75 kPa s m**2. A formula for prediction of resistivity for other densities is given. By comparing measured values of sound attenuation with results calculated from resistivity data, it is demonstrated that the measured attenuation can be predicted in a simple manner. ©2002 Acoustical Society of America. PACS: 43.58.Vb, 43.20.Jr, 43.55.Ev
Original languageEnglish
JournalAcoustical Society of America. Journal
VolumeVol. 111
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)pp. 2735-2739
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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