Sound transmission in pipes with porous walls

Dokumaci E.

JOURNAL OF SOUND AND VIBRATION, vol.329, no.25, pp.5346-5355, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 329 Issue: 25
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jsv.2010.07.011
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.5346-5355
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Pipes with porous (permeable) walls have received the attention of several authors as a noise control element in automotive intake systems: however, a closed theory of sound transmission including the effect of the coupling of the internal and external acoustic fields and the presence of mean flow does not appear to be available. The present paper proposes an integro-differential system for the propagation of plane sound waves in pipes with porous walls, and presents its general numerical solution, as well as an approximate analytical solution. The predicted effect of the coupling between the internal and external acoustic fields in a circular pipe made of reinforced woven fabric walls is shown, and the transmission loss predictions are compared with the existing experimental data in the literature. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.