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Abdolahian Sohi, A. M., Khademi-Eslam, H., Hemmasi, A. H., Roohnia, M., and Talaiepour, M. (2011). "Nondestructive detection of the effect of drilling on acoustic performance of wood," BioRes. 6(3), 2632-2646.

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to determine the effect of hole diameter (LR Direction) on acoustic performance indicators such as acoustic coefficient and acoustic conversion efficiency of wooden beams using flexural vibration of a free-free bar test.The drilling from 0 to 8 millimetres diameter was made exactly at the middle of the bar, on the node of the second mode of vibration. The results revealed that holes of diameter from 0 to 8 millimeters didn’t cause any sever change on acoustic coefficient and acoustic conversion efficiency when the beam was impacted on both radial and tangential surfaces. Nevertheless, these acoustic properties changed a bit when the beam was impacted on the tangential surface. Thus, the changes of the acoustic coefficient and acoustic conversion efficiency for both radial and tangential impacts were not significant, even with an 8 mm hole. Therefore, hole diameter not only didn’t cause any severe effect on acoustic coefficient and acoustic conversion efficiency but also somewhat increased their values. So, a hole having a relatively small diameter may cause improved acoustical performance of a wooden beam.
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