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Author(s): Victor Desarnaulds
Ezilda Costanzo
António Carvalho
Blaise Arlaud
Title: Sustainability of acoustic materials and acoustic characterization of sustainable materials
Issue Date: 2005
Abstract: In the current western society, sustainable development becomes an increasingly significant goal in the evaluation and promotion of constructions. This paper briefly recalls the main methods for construction sustainability evaluation and the environmental impacts associated with various types of building techniques. It presents an evaluation of the sustainability of certain traditional insulating materials (glass, rock or wood wool), which are largely used in building acoustics, and presents the acoustic performances (airborne/impact sound insulation and sound absorption) of alternative materials recommended for their sustainable properties. These materials are either natural (cotton, cellulose, hemp, wool, etc.) or recycled (rubber, carpet, cork, etc.). A global comparison of the various characteristics is carried out for traditional and alternative materials.
Subject: Engenharia de materiais, Acústica, Engenharia civil
Materials engineering, Acoustics, Civil engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia civil
Engineering and technology::Civil engineering
Source: Proceedings of the 12th International Congress on Sound and Vibration
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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