Full-scale metamaterial window for building application

Gioia Fusaro, Xiang Yu, Fangsen Cui, Jian Kang

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Abstract

The research on acoustic metamaterials (AMMs) has progressed rapidly over the last decades. One of the applications is for noise control and airflow in duct-like systems. These are useful features for natural ventilation window design; however, the visual impact between indoor and outdoor environment, as another key factor of windows, makes the existing AMMs not directly useable for this application due to their geometrical complexity and size limitations. In this research, an AMM previously developed by the authors is exploited for full-scale window design. The AMM is packed only in the window frame so that the window transparency is not compromised. A broadband attenuation performance is obtained by the resonant unit cells constituting the AMM. The effect of the geometric variation on the window performance in terms of both acoustics and the airflow is analysed numerically through Finite Element Method (FEM) models. The performances of different AMM windows are evaluated and compared with those of conventional window designs. The simulation results show that this new AMM-based window design can overcome the limitations of the conventional windows, with great potential in real applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2020 International Congress on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2020
EditorsJin Yong Jeon
PublisherKorean Society of Noise and Vibration Engineering
ISBN (Electronic)9788994021362
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event49th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2020 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 23 Aug 202026 Aug 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2020 International Congress on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2020

Conference

Conference49th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2020
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period23/08/2026/08/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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