Impact Sound Transmission Tests on a Concrete Slab Floor with Various Surface Constructions

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TypeArticle
Journal titleBuilding Research Note
ISSN0701-5232
Volume59
Pages13
SubjectFloors
AbstractThe current procedure for rating the impact sound insulation of a floor is a two-step process. First, the spectrum of noise transmitted through a floor from a standard tapping machine is measured. Secondly, the spectrum of transmitted machine noise is compared with a standard arbitrary reference spectrum; thus, a single figure of merit for the impact sound insulation of the floor is determined. For a floor to have satisfactory impact sound insulation, the general consensus is that its Impact Noise Rating should be zero or positive.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierBRN-59
NRC number6024
NPARC number20359176
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Record created2012-07-20
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