A Trend Line Analysis of the Insertion Loss Test Data and Application to Sound Transmission Loss Simulation
In this paper, an application process is studied at which insertion loss (IL) test data of sound barrier assemblies are utilized for the sound transmission loss (STL) simulation of the trimmed dash structure. The considered sound barrier assemblies were composed of a felt layer, a mass layer, and a decoupler layer. Flat samples of sound barrier assemblies with several different thicknesses were prepared, and ILs of them were measured by using a sound transmission loss facility. Flat samples were assumed to have mass-spring resonance frequencies. The mass was set as the area mass of the sound barrier layer of the felt layer and the mass layer. The spring constant of the decoupler layer was assumed as the multiplication of that of an air spring and a spring correction factor. At the beginning, the spring correction factor was assumed to be 1, and the measured IL data vs frequencies are converted to IL data vs frequency ratios, frequency f over the resonance frequency fres.