Mickaitis, Marius; Jagniatinskis, Aleksandras; Fiks, Boris
March 2011
Engineering Structures & Technology / Statybines Konstrukcijos i;Mar2011, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p33
Academic Journal
For the purposes of accumulating knowledge of how to comply with requirements for new buildings of obligatory sound class C or enhanced acoustic comfort sound classes A and B (Lithuanian Building Technical regulations STR 2.01.07:2003), the article discusses improvement on airborne sound insulation of partitions between dwellings using additional plasterboard layers. The results of an empirical approach were obtained performing in situ measurements of the partitions of masonry from silicate blocks and expanded-clay concrete blocks. Theoretical calculations without the evaluation of flanking paths are added. The paper looks at the peculiarities of in situ measurement methods and the estimation of the limiting uncertainty of the sound reduction index. It is showed that the values of the in situ measurements of the airborne sound reduction index in accordance with requirements EN ISO 140 and EN ISO 717 series for rooms having volume higher than 50 m³ varies depending on frequency range. It has been stated, that improvement on the weighed airborne sound reduction index in the frequency range from 100 Hz to 3150 Hz depends on the properties of additional layers and on the characteristics of the main constructions. Resonance in the low frequency range arising due to additional layers may reduce the weighed airborne sound reduction index defined in the frequency range from 50 Hz to 3150 Hz. This fact must be taken into account when designing improvement on masonry wall insulation using an additional layer in dwellings.


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