Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch Fibres As Sustainable Acoustic Absorber

Putra, Azma and Khai, Hee Or and Selamat, Mohd Zulkefli (2017) Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch Fibres As Sustainable Acoustic Absorber. Applied Acoustics, 119. pp. 9-16. ISSN 0003-682X

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This paper discusses the utilisation of fibres from the oil palm empty fruit bunch (OPEFB) to be an alternative natural acoustic material.The study was carried out by fabricating samples from raw OPEFB fibres with different densities and thicknesses to observe their effects on the sound absorption performance.It has been demonstrated that the sound absorption performance can be improved by increasing the thickness of the sample and also by having optimum densities of fibres.In particular for lower frequencies, this can be achieved by introducing air cavity gap behind the fibre samples.Measurement of the normal incidence absorption coefficient in an impedance tube based on ISO 10534-2 found that the OPEFB fibres can have absorption coefficient of 0.9 on average above 1 kHz.The sound absorption performance of OPEFB fibres is also shown to be comparable to that of the commercial synthetic rock wools.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sound absorber, Acoustic material, Natural fibres, Oil palm empty fruit bunch, Sound absorption coefficient
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Mohd. Nazir Taib
Date Deposited: 28 May 2018 00:56
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2021 22:32
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/20949
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