This guide covers test specimen preparation for laboratory testing of porous materials used for the absorption and attenuation of sound. Test specimen preparation has a significant effect on the outcome for several standard test methods, including ASTM C384, ASTM C522, ASTM E1050, and ASTM E2611.
Keywordsabsorption; acoustical materials; airflow resistance, airflow resistivity; band saw; cutting die; impedance; impedance tube; lathe; normal incidence; transmission loss; water cutting machine
A standard guide for test specimen preparation for acoustical material testing should improve within- and between-laboratory precision for several existing standard test methods, including ASTM C384, ASTM C522, ASTM E1050, and ASTM E2611.
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