Sound Absorption Behavior of Porous Al Produced by Spacer Method
Porous Al specimens with a pore size range from 212-300 to 610-700 μm, a porosity from 85 to 95% and a specimen thickness from 2 to 20 mm were produced by the spacer method, and their sound absorption capacity was investigated. For these specimens, sound absorption coefficient increased with increasing porosity. On the other hand, sound absorption coefficient varied inconsistently with the variation of pore sizes. The latter may be attributed to variation of aperture sizes of each specimen because the porous Al specimens with differerent pore sizes produced by the spacer method should have different aperture sizes. Sound absorption coefficient increased at the frequency below 2000 Hz with increasing specimen thickness.
T. Chandra, K. Tsuzaki, M. Militzer and C. Ravindran
T. Kuromura et al., "Sound Absorption Behavior of Porous Al Produced by Spacer Method", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 15-17, pp. 422-427, 2007