Utilizing Sugarcane Wasted Fibers As A Sustainable Acoustic Absorber

Putra, Azma (2013) Utilizing Sugarcane Wasted Fibers As A Sustainable Acoustic Absorber. Procedia Engineering, 53. pp. 632-638. ISSN 1877-7058

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The use of synthetic materials as acoustic absorbers is still applied extensively in building industry. These non- biodegradable materials do not only cause pollution to the environment, but their production also contributes significantly in emitting green house gas in the atmosphere. Corresponding research has therefore being driven to find sustainable and eco- friendly materials to be an alternative sound absorber. This paper discusses the utilization of natural fibers from sugarcane waste to be an acoustic material. Sound absorber samples from sugarcane wasted fibers are fabricated and their acoustic properties are investigated through experiment. Good acoustic performance is found at 1.2 - 4.5 kHz with average absorption coefficient of 0.65 and is comparable against that from the classical synthetic absorber.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering > Department of Structure and Materials
Depositing User: Dr Azma Putra
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2013 08:09
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 03:51
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/7664
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