HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Blog

Video: Thin Polymer Material Defeats Deafening Noise

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Page 1/2  >  >>
William K.
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Too much friction
William K.   7/31/2014 10:02:24 AM
NO RATINGS
I don't think that wearing out is an issue with the sound deadening material, since it is running well within it's elastic limits, and the friction is molecular rather than the coulomb type, unless this material is fundamentally different from most materials.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: How much?
Elizabeth M   7/31/2014 5:50:26 AM
NO RATINGS
Noise canceling is what I meant! Obviously, I mean outside noise, not the sounds coming from whatever the headphones are plugged into. ;) Was a typo due to not enough coffee yet today. ;)

a.saji
User Rank
Silver
Re: How much?
a.saji   7/31/2014 5:33:03 AM
NO RATINGS
@Elizabeth: Noise cancellation head phones ? Wow are there any of those available in the market ? 

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: How much?
Elizabeth M   7/31/2014 4:12:39 AM
NO RATINGS
Great idea for the noise-cancelling earphones, William K. I wonder if that is a viable application.

AnandY
User Rank
Gold
Too much friction
AnandY   7/30/2014 12:04:52 PM
NO RATINGS
Too much friction can damage the sheets and seeing the utility, these won?t come cheap, and if you stay in a place where there?s too much noise, these sheets will wear out pretty quickly. We want a solution that is cheap and at the same time creates a silence wall.

William K.
User Rank
Platinum
Re: How much?
William K.   7/29/2014 8:49:22 AM
NO RATINGS
Once this material is protected by a patent it would be interesting to have a report on the details of just how it does the job. It just popped into my mind that it may also be useful for covering the outside of a set of erphones to block out ambient noise without having to be so big and tight. A potential secondary use of the material.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: How much?
Elizabeth M   7/29/2014 6:30:17 AM
NO RATINGS
I wish you luck with your soundproofing, bob from maine. I have very limited experience with soundproofing but I know it's not very easy without a lot of material. I was also impressed by the apparent performance of this material, so if it works like it does on the video and as advertised, it sounds like it would be a great solution for you.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: How much?
Elizabeth M   7/29/2014 5:54:14 AM
NO RATINGS
That's interesting, William K. I didn't think about the flammable issue. Perhaps that's something to bring up with the company. It certainly wouldn't be a good idea especially for hotels but I wouldn't think so for other buildings as well.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Hotel Application
Elizabeth M   7/29/2014 5:48:57 AM
NO RATINGS
I am sure you're right, Nancy! I am sure lots of hotels would benefit from this sort of thing. I used to work in a hotel delivering food-service orders and I know that hotel for sure could've been served well by some soundproofing considering some of the things I heard when walking the halls.

William K.
User Rank
Platinum
Re: How much?
William K.   7/29/2014 1:16:56 AM
NO RATINGS
tt, the concept is not new. Years ago, back in 1974, I think, I was evaluating the effectiveness of a mastic-paper laminated acoustic deadening material that worked on the same principle. But the stuff was too heavy and too expensive for most cars. But the same principle, turning the noise into heat by means of friction, was at work. The other limiting factor was that the material was quite flammable, which would be a problem in hotels.

Page 1/2  >  >>
Partner Zone
More Blogs
Weaned on the relatively effortless connectivity of today’s massive variety of consumer electronic products, automation users in the IIoT will likely not tolerate too many competing, piecemeal standards for long. And the Industrial Internet Consortium is trying to preempt history.
Professional hackers remotely hijacked a moving Jeep Cherokee -- exposing a life-threatening security bug and setting off a 1.4 million vehicle recall from Fiat Chrysler.
This motor design offers very high power, torque, and control for implementing human-like robotic fingers and hands.
Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have developed an all-vanadium photo-electrochemical flow cell that can store solar energy on a large scale, even at night.
Apple’s latest watchOS update, which is set to be released this fall, will finally usher in an era of killer apps for the Apple Watch.
Design News Webinar Series
6/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/24/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/11/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
8/13/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Aug 3 - 7, Developing, Testing, and Troubleshooting IPv4 and IPv6 Using Wireshark
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Course August 25-27:
Sponsored by Stratasys
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service