The role of studs in the sound transmission of double walls

Author (s): Poblet-Puig, J., Rodríguez-Ferran, A., Guigou-Carter, C. and Villot, M.
Journal: Acta Acustica United with Acustica

Volume: 45, Issue 3
Pages: 555 – 567
Date: 2009

Steel studs are used in double walls to provide structural stability. This creates a vibration transmission path between leaves that can often be more critical than the airborne path through the cavity. Some of the existing models for sound transmission consider the studs as elastic springs. The spring stiffness may be taken as the cross-section elastic stiffness of the stud, but this leads to an underestimation of the vibration transmission. A procedure to obtain more accurate parameters to be used in vibration and sound insulation models is presented. The results show that they must be obtained from dynamic models and/or experiments.



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author = "Poblet-Puig, J. and Rodríguez-Ferran, A. and Guigou-Carter, C. and Villot, M.",
title = "The Role of Studs in the Sound Transmission of Double Walls",
journal = "Acta Acustica united with Acustica",
volume = "95",
number = "3",
year = "2009-05-01T00:00:00",
pages = "555-567",
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doi = "doi:10.3813/AAA.918176"