Dealing with flanking transmission in wood framed construction

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Proceedings titleCanadian Acoustics
ConferenceCanadian Acoutics: 14 October 2003, Edmonton
Pages5253; # of pages: 2
Subjectflanking transmission, structure-borne sound; Flanking
AbstractThe sound isolation between adjacent dwellings in multi-family buildings is often much less than would be expected from the STC rating of the nominally-separating wall or floor, due to structure-borne transmission of vibration via the junctions of wall and floor assemblies. Recent studies1-3 have both identified key paths for this structure-borne transmission, or ?flanking?, and established the performance for a variety of construction modifications to control such transmission. This paper will present the trends evident from the available data, to provide guidance for practical solutions and indicate some remaining challenges for designers and consultants.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number46629
NPARC number20386515
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