Analysis of Sound Transmission Characteristics of Multi-complex Panel for Noise Reduction in High Value-added Vessel Cabin

고부가가치선 선실의 소음 저감용 복합패널의 차음특성 해석

  • Received : 2012.02.29
  • Accepted : 2012.06.21
  • Published : 2012.06.30


Recently, as the importance of the interior noise in a ship cabin has risen, ship builders have becomeconcerned about the use of noise reduction panels to reduce cabin noise. The results of previous researches have been based on analytical and experimental methods using simple sandwich panels. However, panel structures are becoming more complex to improve the transmission loss. Thus, researches that analyze the transmission loss of a panel are reaching the limit of study. This paper reports on research that was performed to determine the sound transmission characteristics of multi-complex panels applicable to high value-added vessels. It presents comparisons between analytical methods and experimental results by using a mini-reverberant chamber with components of sound attenuation panels, including the core and surface materials. The sound transmission loss of multi-complex panels are also analyzed in terms of the influences of the inside perforate plates and air gap thickness on the attenuation. Finally, the multi-complex panel with the highest noise attenuation is proposed based on the analysis results and experimental results in mini-reverberant chamber, which wereverified using a real-size reverberant chamber.


High value-added vessel;Cabin;Mini reverberant chamber;Transmission loss;Multi-complex panel


  1. Acoustics (1995). Measurement of Sound Insulation in Buildings and of Building Elements Part 3: Laboratory Measurements of Airborne Sound Insulation of Building Elements, International Standard ISO 140-3: 1995, International Organization of Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland.
  2. Allard, J.F. (1993). Propagation of Sound in Porous Media: Modelling Sound Absorbing Materials, Chapman & Hall, London.
  3. ASTM (2008). Standard Specification for Reference Specimen for Sound Transmission Loss, American Standard ASTM E 1289-08.
  4. Biot, M.A. (1956). "Theory of Propagation of Elastic Waves in a Fluid-saturated Porous Solid. I. Low-frequency range. II. Higher Frequency Range", Journal of Acoustical Society of America, Vol 28, pp 168-191.
  5. Bolton, J.S., Shiau, N.M. and Kang, Y.J. (1996). "Sound Transmission Through Multi-panel Structures Lined with Elastic Porous Materials", Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol 191, No 3, pp 317-347.
  6. DNV (1995). Rules for Classification of Ships - Part 5 Chapter 12 : Comfort Class Tentative Rules.
  7. HSE OFFSHORE (2005). Operations Notice 62-Goals for The Provision of Accommodation on Offshore Installations.
  8. Lee, D.H. and Kwon, Y.P. (2004). "Estimation of The Absorption Performance of Multiple Layer Perforated Panel Systems by Transfer Matrix Method", Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol 278, pp 847-860.
  9. NORSOK STANDARD (1997). C-001 Living Quarter Area.
  10. NORSOK STANDARD (2006). C-002 Architectural Components and Equipment.
  11. Pallett, D.S., Pierce, E.T. and Toth, D.D. (1976). "A Small-scale Multi-purpose Reverberation Room", Applied Acoustics, Vol 9, pp 287-302.
  12. Rajaram, S., Wang, T. and Nutt, S. (2009) "Small-scale Transmission Loss Facility for Flat Lightweight Panels", Noise Control Engineering Journal, Vol 57, No 5, pp 536-542.
  13. Tsui, C.Y., Voorhees, C.R. and Yang, J.C.S. (1976). "The Design of Small Reverberation Chambers for Transmission Loss Measurements", Applied Acoustics, Vol 9, pp 165-175.


Supported by : 한국연구재단