Simplified method to estimate effectiveness of floor treatments (toppings and coverings)

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ConferenceInter-noise 2009: 23 August 2009, Ottawa, Ontario
Pages19; # of pages: 9
Subjectflanking sound transmission, wood frame, lightweight construction, five factor method; Flanking
AbstractThis paper shows that by decomposing the flanking path into these five factors, and measuring the change in each due to adding the topping, it is possible to completely characterize the floor-floor path (the dominant flanking path in light weight constructions) by applying a floor topping in only a single room. Comparison of results from the traditional approach and the new approach show excellent agreement. The benefits of the new approach based on the five-factor method are the reduced test duration and cost, as well as the improved repeatability.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number51352
NPARC number20374546
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