Renovation and innovation using thermal insulation lining systems - Acoustic performance
Churchill, C.; Bednar, T.; Müllner, H.; Neusser, M.; Hinterseer, S.
Retrofit and design of thermal cladding systems provide an opportunity to improve the acoustic properties of a building. However, the complexity of the calculation process to predict sound insulation improvement may inhibit rather than encourage novelty and innovation. This paper investigates whether it is realistic to calculate the frequency dependant sound insulation improvement due to modern thermal insulation wall lining systems with just a few input parameters. The calculation procedure is tested using measured results for one external thermal insulation composite system (ETICS) and three curtain wall systems. The accuracy of the procedure is examined using three factors: (1) precision of the measurement, (2) variation of some of the basic parameters of the calculation procedure, and (3) an estimation of the standard error of the calculation. For the ETICS, agreement within <6.0 dB is achieved across much of the frequency range and the trend of the extended dip due to the spring-mass action of the panel is corroborated. The case for using this methodology on curtain wall systems is adequate, however, the trend of calculated results is mostly outside of the 95% confidence limits of the measured results. Possible reasons for this include lack of airtightness of all curtain wall systems and additional transmission due to radiation into and out of the cavity, neither of which are included in the model. The assumption of radiating points or lines, rather than a radiating surface involving the whole panel, gave better agreement at high frequencies for three of the four measured systems (f ≥ 2500 Hz).
Churchill, C., Bednar, T., Müllner, H., Neusser, M., & Hinterseer, S. (2021). Renovation and innovation using thermal insulation lining systems - Acoustic performance. Building and Environment, 196, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2021.107807
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Mar 11, 2021|
|Deposit Date||Sep 25, 2023|
|Publicly Available Date||Sep 25, 2023|
|Journal||Building and Environment|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
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