Theoretical and experimental investigation of acoustic performance of multi-chamber reactive silencers

ARSLAN H., Ranjbar M. , Secgin E., Celik V.

Applied Acoustics, vol.157, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 157
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apacoust.2019.07.035
  • Title of Journal : Applied Acoustics
  • Keywords: Acoustical analysis, Impulsive sound pressure, Insertion loss, Noise reduction, Reactive silencer, Sound transmission loss


© 2019 Elsevier LtdThe acoustic attenuation and performance analysis for blast flow field inside a silencer is investigated. In this regard, a silencer system is designed to reduce the exhaust noise. The effect of position and the number of the baffles for each design on sound transmission loss have been investigated using theoretical, numerical and experimental studies. Three prototypes are manufactured for the experimental studies. Using the measured results, insertion loss graphics have been obtained. The silencer performances are dependent on the baffle geometry, number and the positions. The experimental results are in a good agreement with the simulation results. It is observed that by considering the same number of baffle numbers but located at various locations, the model which shows the best sound transmission loss performance has also the best insertion loss performance and has the least value of peak sound pressure level.