Title
Accurate estimation of normal incidence absorption coefficients with confidence intervals using a scanning laser Doppler vibrometer
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Engineering Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Barking ,
Subject
Engineering sciences. Technology
Source (journal)
Optics and lasers in engineering. - Barking
Volume/pages
47(2009) :6 , p. 644-650
ISSN
0143-8166
ISI
000265475400005
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Abstract
When using optical measurements of the sound fields inside a glass tube, near the material under test, to estimate the reflection and absorption coefficients, not only these acoustical parameters but also confidence intervals can be determined. The sound fields are visualized using a scanning laser Doppler vibrometer (SLDV). In this paper the influence of different test signals on the quality of the results, obtained with this technique, is examined. The amount of data gathered during one measurement scan makes a thorough statistical analysis possible leading to the knowledge of confidence intervals. The use of a multi-sine, constructed on the resonance frequencies of the test tube, shows to be a very good alternative for the traditional periodic chirp. This signal offers the ability to obtain data for multiple frequencies in one measurement, without the danger of a low signal-to-noise ratio. The variability analysis in this paper clearly shows the advantages of the proposed multi-sine compared to the periodic chirp. The measurement procedure and the statistical analysis are validated by measuring the reflection ratio at a closed end and comparing the results with the theoretical value. Results of the testing of two building materials (an acoustic ceiling tile and linoleum) are presented and compared to supplier data.
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