Touba Ardekani; Aliasghar Alamdar Yazdi; Morteza Vadood
Rug is one of the cultural and artistic symbols of Iran, which is several thousand years old and is used asan exquisite flooring or to decorate the interior of various places. Nevertheless, ...
Rug is one of the cultural and artistic symbols of Iran, which is several thousand years old and is used asan exquisite flooring or to decorate the interior of various places. Nevertheless, this art work has acousticproperties due to the high volume of fibers and thickness. Therefore, in this paper, first a new structureof the rug is introduced and then its acoustic properties are evaluated and modeled. The structure ofthe new Double Base Persian rug is similar to the structure of a regular rug, and the only difference isthat there are two sets of warp yarns (instead of one) with a certain distance. In order to investigate theeffect of double bases and also the presence of various materials with different percentages in the gapbetween the two bases on the sound absorption of the new rug, different samples were produced. It isworth mentioning that the effect of the presence of pile on the sound absorption of the new rug has beeninvestigated. The sound absorption of the samples was measured using an impedance tube method and theJohnson-Champoux-Allard model was used to model the sound absorption of the samples. The obtainedresults showed that although the kind of filler material has a little effect on sound absorption, the soundabsorption increases by filling the gap between the two bases and by increasing the filling percentage.The Johnson-Champoux-Allard model also indicated a very good agreement with the experimental data.