Reduction of sound transmission through fuselage walls by alternate resonance tuning (A.R.T.)The ability of alternate resonance tuning (ART) to block sound transmission through light-weight flexible paneled walls by controlling the dynamics of the wall panels is considered. Analytical results for sound transmission through an idealized panel wall illustrate the effect of varying system parameters and show that one or more harmonics of the incident sound field can be cancelled by the present method. Experimental results demonstrate that very large transmission losses with reasonable bandwidths can be achieved by a simple ART panel barrier in a duct.
Bliss, Donald B. (Duke Univ. Durham, NC, United States)
Gottwald, James A. (Duke University Durham, NC, United States)