Analytical model of the diffuse sound transmission loss of finite double panel structures



An analytical model for the forced sound transmission loss of finite single-leaf walls using a variational technique was previously developed and validated. As the double panel is one of the most used structures in building acoustics, the aim of this paper is to extend the analytical model to consider double panel structures. Analytical formulas for the forced part of the airborne sound insulation of finite sized double panel structures are derived using a variational technique based on the integral-differential equation of the fluid loaded panels. The formulas are valid in the entire audible frequency range. The results are compared to alternative analytical models and measurements, with reasonable agreement.