Direct impact sound insulation of cross laminate timber floors with and without toppings

Alternative titleDirectimpactsound insulation of cross laminate timber floors with and without toppings
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TypeArticle
Proceedings titleInternational Congress on Noise Control Engineering: Improving the World Through Noise Control
ConferenceInter-Noise 2014: 43rd International Congress on Noise Control Engineering: Improving the World Through Noise Control, Nov. 16-19, 2014, Melbourne, Australia
ISBN9780909882020
Pages16; # of pages: 6
SubjectImpact Sound; Insulation; CLT; reference curve
AbstractCross Laminated Timber (CLT), which is well suited for construction of tall buildings, is becoming a more popular construction material in North America. However, to ensure comfortable living conditions, sound insulation measures are necessary. The study presented here compares results of direct impact sound insulation of 5- and 7-ply CLT floors covered with different a concrete toppings on various interlayers. Improvements of up to 21dB in Weighted Normalized Impact Sound Pressure Level (Ln,w) were observed using a newly proposed reference floor for CLTs. Furthermore, the improvements of floor coverings on CLT floors are compared to those achieved on other types of construction, such as the reference concrete floor. The improvements of Ln,w tend to be higher on the concrete floors than on the CLT floors tested. These and other findings will be presented.
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Linkhttp://www.acoustics.asn.au/conference_proceedings/INTERNOISE2014/papers/p884.pdf
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; Construction
Peer reviewedYes
NPARC number21275935
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Record created2015-08-11
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