Development of a metamaterial for acoustic and architectonical improvement of window design

Gioia Fusaro, Xiang Yu, Fangsen Cui, Jian Kang

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Abstract

The development of windows which can address the issue of high noise levels while maintaining natural ventilation has drawn significant attention recently. However, there are limitations to traditional-Gouble glazing together with duct designs. Previously, window systems have been developed based on the local resonant stopband of acoustic metamaterial (AMM) to achieve dual functions of noise reduction and natural ventilation. In this study, a new effort is made to develop a window system with foldable origami metamaterial, which conceptually proposes a novel approach for acoustic and ventilation design. The proposed device allows air exchange between the interior and exterior domains, and it forms an omni-directional acoustic metacage in the folded state. This paper elaborates the design concept of the proposed device and the important design parameters. The sound reduction performance is investigated using Finite Elements Method (FEM) simulations. The numerical method developed in this work can facilitate the optimisation of origami metamaterial for real window designs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd International Congress on Acoustics
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrating 4th EAA Euroregio 2019
EditorsMartin Ochmann, Vorlander Michael, Janina Fels
PublisherInternational Commission for Acoustics (ICA)
Pages1977-1983
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783939296157
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd International Congress on Acoustics: Integrating 4th EAA Euroregio, ICA 2019 - Aachen, Germany
Duration: 9 Sept 201923 Sept 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Congress on Acoustics
Volume2019-September
ISSN (Print)2226-7808
ISSN (Electronic)2415-1599

Conference

Conference23rd International Congress on Acoustics: Integrating 4th EAA Euroregio, ICA 2019
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityAachen
Period9/09/1923/09/19

Keywords

  • FEM
  • Metamaterials
  • Ventilation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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