By Voichita Bucur
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1 Elastic Symmetry of Propagation Media Because this chapter aims to provide the theoretical basis needed to understand wave propagation phenomena in solids, it was decided to analyze, first, the elastic symmetry of media of various complexity. For solid wood and for wood-based composites, orthotropic and transverse isotropic symmetries are most frequently observed. For simplicity, we will start by analyzing the isotropic solid. The solids are supposed to be homogeneous. 1 Isotropic Solids The simplest elastic symmetry is that of an isotropic solid, with only two independent constants, λ and µ.
Increased attention has been given to the utilization of solid wood and wood-based composites as acoustical insulators in floors, ceilings, and walls. ). In this section we confine our discussion to the case of houses, for which the reduction of indoor and outdoor noise sources is of major concern. Outdoor noise sources are principally produced by traffic and different activities (commercial, industrial, or others). Indoor sources are produced by automatic home appliances, heating, air-conditioning, and sanitary systems, entertainment devices, musical instruments, radio, TV, conversations, floor-impact noise, children jumping and running, adults walking, 24 Wood and Wood-Based Materials in Architectural Acoustics etc.
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Acoustics of Wood by Voichita Bucur