Polymeric sound absorbers can be produced through electrospinning, a process which allows to fabricate high specific surface materials with a fiber diameter from few nanometers to several micrometers. In this study, a numerical simulation model of the acoustic behavior of poly vinyl pyrrolidone/silica composites were developed. First, the characteristics of the poly vinyl pyrrolidone/silica composites were examined, and the manufacturing of the material were described. Subsequently, the results of the measurements of the sound absorption coefficient were analyzed. Finally, the results of the numerical modeling of the acoustic coefficient were reported. The neural network-based model showed high Pearson correlation coefficient values (0.942), indicating many correct predictions. Taking into account the bell shaped acoustic response of the studied blankets as a function of frequency, the possibility to foresee the needed mass with the neural network-based model will be of great value for the applications where high acoustic absorption is required in specific limited frequency ranges.

Artificial neural network-based models for predicting the sound absorption coefficient of electrospun poly(vinyl pyrrolidone)/silica composite

Ciaburro G.
;
Iannace G.;
2020

Abstract

Polymeric sound absorbers can be produced through electrospinning, a process which allows to fabricate high specific surface materials with a fiber diameter from few nanometers to several micrometers. In this study, a numerical simulation model of the acoustic behavior of poly vinyl pyrrolidone/silica composites were developed. First, the characteristics of the poly vinyl pyrrolidone/silica composites were examined, and the manufacturing of the material were described. Subsequently, the results of the measurements of the sound absorption coefficient were analyzed. Finally, the results of the numerical modeling of the acoustic coefficient were reported. The neural network-based model showed high Pearson correlation coefficient values (0.942), indicating many correct predictions. Taking into account the bell shaped acoustic response of the studied blankets as a function of frequency, the possibility to foresee the needed mass with the neural network-based model will be of great value for the applications where high acoustic absorption is required in specific limited frequency ranges.
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