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Absorption of sound by tree barkAuthor(s): G. Reethof; L. D. Frank; O. H. McDaniel
Source: Res. Pap. NE-341. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionLaboratory tests were conducted with a standing wave tube to measure the acoustic absorption of normally incident sound by the bark of six species of trees. Twelve bark samples, 10 cm in diameter, were tested. Sound of seven frequencies between 400 and 1600 Hz was used in the measurements. Absorption was generally about 5 percent; it exceeded 10 percent for only three samples, and then only at 1250 Hz or above. No general trend was evident in the variation of absorption with frequency.
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CitationReethof, G.; Frank, L. D.; McDaniel, O. H. 1976. Absorption of sound by tree bark. Res. Pap. NE-341. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6p.
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