Stacked multi-wedge acoustic black holes for low-frequency vibration attenuation

8 May 2024
Start time 
1:30 pm
Polo Ferrari 1 - Via Sommarive 5, Povo (Trento)
Room A203
Target audience: 
University community
Contact details: 
Department of Industrial Engineering
Max Käfer, Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (Austria)

Machine vibrations and oscillations generate escalating noise, posing a significant contemporary challenge. Industrial expansion and pervasive technology integration magnify this issue, emphasizing its detrimental impact on both machinery and human well-being. Acoustic black holes (ABH) emerge as a promising solution in passive vibration damping. Introducing stacked multi-wedge ABH offers versatile adaptation to desired frequency ranges deeper than 200 Hz without enlarging overall dimensions. This innovative design enhances broadband attenuation efficacy while conserving space. Analytical and numerical assessments corroborate its superiority over traditional single-wedge models. Experimental validation, utilizing additively manufactured steel samples, confirms remarkable performance improvements, including reduced wave reflection, lower cut-on frequencies, and enhanced energy dissipation within the ABH.

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