Equivalent Damping Added by Sound Package 2020-01-1397
In Automotive and Aerospace industries, sound package has an important role to control vehicle noise in order to improve passenger comfort and reduce environmental noise pollution. The most known approaches used to model the sound package are the Transfer Matrix Method (TMM) combined with Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA). The Transfer Matrix Method based approach is extensively used and well-validated for predicting the transmission loss and other vibro-acoustic indicators of multi-layer structures. However, to the best of our knowledge, the equivalent damping due to the multilayer has not been addressed yet in the literature, and it's a novel approach. In this paper, simplified formulations using TMM to compute the equivalent damping will be recalled, and an experimental study will be conducted to assess the add-on damping by sound package for different configurations. The decay rate and the power injected methods will be used to measure the damping indicator on flat samples attached to acoustic treatments. Different parameters will be investigated such as: Nature of the material, thickness, and boundary conditions. Finally, the effect of the material compression will be investigated.