A Graduated Assessment of a Sprayable Waterborne Damping Material as a Viable Acoustical Treatment 2003-01-1588
Damping treatments have been used in reducing structure-borne noise in vehicles for many years. Although sheet based heat bondable mastic products (often called melt sheets) are quite common in the industry, sprayable products have several advantages and have been cited in the literature. This paper discusses findings of numerous structure-borne noise studies that were conducted on sprayable materials with different base-chemistries. The analyses show that a waterborne product is the most advantageous damping treatment in an automotive assembly process. The results also reveal that application of this product provides effective damping treatment as well as reduces structurally radiated noise.