Influence of MWCNT fillers on vibroacoustic characteristics of polymer nanocomposite and coated aircraft panels

Balakrishnan, B. and Raja, S. and Rajagopal, Amirtham (2021) Influence of MWCNT fillers on vibroacoustic characteristics of polymer nanocomposite and coated aircraft panels. Applied Acoustics, 172. p. 107604. ISSN 0003682X

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Noise pollution is one of the major concerns around the globe, and it is the driving force behind the development of new sound absorption and insulation materials. In the present work, Multi-Walled Carbon Nano Tubes (MWCNT) is studied for its soundproofing characteristics on the aircraft panels and its effect subsequently on the vibroacoustic performance. The sound transmission loss (STL) property of all the samples was measured using impedance tube instrument. The MWCNT nanoparticles were reinforced in a polymer system with varying weight percentages (0.5%, 0.75%, 1%, 2% and 3%) and its effect on sound transmission loss of nanocomposites was initially evaluated. These coated samples of Aluminium and Fibre Metal Laminate (FML) were then tested to assess the influence of MWCNT on the vibro-acoustic characteristics of the panels. Interesting results are presented in terms of STL on the aircraft fuselage panels, which confirm that MWCNT coating can be considered as a promising passive noise treatment approach without much weight penalty. FML has displayed comparatively a good STL in the frequency band of 63 Hz–500 Hz, compared to aluminium. MWCNT coating thickness and direction of coating appear to play an important role to produce the best STL characters of aircraft panels.

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Rajagopal, AmirthamUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acoustic impedance; Acoustic noise; Acoustic wave absorption; Acoustic wave transmission; Aircraft; Aluminum; Architectural acoustics; Fuselages; Nanocomposites; Nanotubes; Noise pollution; Plastic coatings; Sound insulating materials; Sound insulation; Thickness measurement; Transmissions
Subjects: Civil Engineering
Divisions: Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: . LibTrainee 2021
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2021 10:47
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2021 10:47
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