Sound transmission across duct constrictions with and without tapered sections

C. K. Lau, Shiu Keung Tang

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The sound power transmission loss across duct constrictions with linearly tapered sections is studied with the finite element method. Results show that the acoustic energy distributions of transmitted waves at high frequency depend critically on the exit configuration of the constriction. The corresponding strengths of these waves are very much affected by the entrance setup of the constriction. The difference between inlet and outlet impedance of a constriction leads to weaker resonant sound transmission.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3679-3685
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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