Flanking Transmission at the Wall/Floor Junction in Multifamily Dwellings - Quantification and Methods of Suppression

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20377682
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report, NRC Institute for Research in Construction; Volume 168
Physical description401 p.
Subjectflanking, sound, noise, control, isolation; Flanking; Walls; Floors
AbstractThe primary focus of this project is flanking transmission in wood framed construction caused by the junction of a partition wall and floor that had continuous structural elements which pass under the partition wall separating two multifamily dwellings. Flanking transmission is sound transmission between two rooms by paths other than directly through the nominally separating wall or floor assembly. Flanking exists in all buildings and its importance in determining the apparent sound insulation (that perceived by the occupants) will be a function of the construction details of the walls, floors and their junctions.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Institute for Research in Construction
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number16463
NPARC number20377682
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Record created2012-07-24
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