Browse Publications Technical Papers 2009-01-2037

Acoustical Study of Micro- Perforated Plates for Vehicle Applications 2009-01-2037

Micro-perforated plate (MPP) absorbers are perforated plates with holes typically in the sub mm range and perforation ratios around 1%. The values are typical for applications in air at standard temperature and pressure (STP). The underlying acoustic principle is simple, it is to create a surface with a built in damping which effectively absorbs sound waves. To achieve this, the acoustic impedance of a MPP absorber is normally tuned to be of the order of the characteristic wave impedance in the medium (~ 400 Pa*s/m in air at STP). The traditional application for MPP absorbers has been building acoustics often combined with a so called panel absorber, to create an absorption peak at a selected frequency. However, MPP absorbers made of metal could also be used for noise control close to or at the source in many vehicle applications.


Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »


Members save up to 40% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: With TechSelect, you decide what SAE Technical Papers you need, when you need them, and how much you want to pay.