Homogenization of sound propagation in a deformable porous material based on microscopic viscous-thermal effects

K. Gao, J. A.W. van Dommelen, M. G.D. Geers, P. Göransson

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Abstract

Porous materials like acoustic foams can be used for shielding and their absorption abilities depend on the interaction of the acoustic wave and the complex microstructure. In this paper, a homogenization model is proposed to investigate the relation between the microstructure and the macroscopic properties. A numerical experiment is performed in the form of simulations of sound absorption tests on a porous material made from polyurethane. For simplicity, an idealized partially open cubic microstructure is adopted. The homogenization results are evaluated by comparison with Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS), showing a good performance of the approach for the studied porous material. By comparing the results, it is found that Biot's model with the parameters obtained from the homogenization approach predict a higher resonance frequency than the DNS, whereas a full homogenization modification improves the prediction due to the incorporation of the microscopic fluctuation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1173-1177
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020
Event10th European Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, Euronoise 2015 - Maastricht, Netherlands
Duration: 1 Jun 20153 Jun 2015

Conference

Conference10th European Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, Euronoise 2015
CountryNetherlands
CityMaastricht
Period1/06/153/06/15

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