Measurement of the Transmission Loss of Thin Panels Using the Two-Load Impedance Tube Method 2021-01-1059
The two-load method is used to measure the transmission loss of thin panels in two different sized impedance tubes (3.49 cm and 10.16 cm). Samples were initially tested with a clamped boundary condition. This was followed by tests with an elastomer inserted between the tube and tested sample to adjust the boundary condition at the periphery. In all tests performed, the influence of the sample holding method could not be removed from the test. The measured transmission loss was compared to finite element simulation with good agreement for both impedance tubes. Additionally, the effect of a compliant boundary condition along the periphery of the sample was also validated via simulation.