A study on harmonic excitation based experimental characterization of damping materials for acoustic simulations

Keywords: foam, damping, stiffness, characterization, acoustics

Abstract

The presented study deals with the experimental characterization of damping materials for acoustic simulations with respect to the stiffness and damping in dependence of the excitation frequency, i.e.~frequency-dependent elasticity modulus.
The test rigs under consideration utilize a shaker, acceleration sensors and a laser Doppler vibrometer (LDV) to measure oscillating behaviour at frequencies ranging from 20 to 2000 Hz.
Suitable mounting properties of the test rigs are examined experimentally and by finite element analysis. The applicability of the gained results for acoustic simulations is investigated with results from a window test setup.

Published
2020-04-02
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