Browse Publications Technical Papers 2023-01-1083

A Lightweight Multilayer Dissipative Material with High Acoustic Performance 2023-01-1083

A multilayer acoustic treatment constructed of fibrous acoustic absorption material combined with dissipative acoustic material achieves a low profile and is lightweight and multi-functional, with properties that are desirable for NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) treatments. The dissipative material consists of microfibers and acoustically active particles; this material was introduced in the last SAE NVH conference: A Novel Dissipative Acoustic Material [1].
In this paper, the acoustic performance of the multilayer treatment was evaluated by using random incidence absorption and transmission loss measurements, as well as in-vehicle experiments. Absorption and transmission loss were additionally modeled using the transmission matrix method (TMM). In the in-vehicle test, an OEM wheelhouse liner with Trim, for an SUV, was evaluated utilizing this new multilayer 3M treatment.


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