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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 16)
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Development and Performance Evaluation of Sound proof Enclosure for Portable Generators

R.O. Kuku, N.A. Raji and T. Bello
Corresponding Author:  R.O. Kuku 

Key words:  Enclosure, panel, sound, sound pressure, sound proof, ,
Vol. 4 , (16): 2600-2603
Submitted Accepted Published
October 10, 2011 March 30, 2012 August 15, 2012
Abstract:

In an attempt to reduce sound radiated from a portable generator, a sound proof enclosure has been developed to absorb effectively the generator noise. This sound proof enclosure is designed and fabricated with locally available materials from the opinion of an idea which aims at easing the pains and stress of receiving the noise radiating from a portable electric generating set. The walls of the enclosure is fabricated by combining panels of foam, composite sawdust and grinded glass and an outer plywood with air trapped in-between the composite and plywood. A reverberation room method is used to measure the noise absorption efficiency of the enclosure using a 950 watts/220 volts rated generator to ascertain the enclosure performance average at 76.40% noise absorption.
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R.O. Kuku, N.A. Raji and T. Bello, 2012. Development and Performance Evaluation of Sound proof Enclosure for Portable Generators.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 4(16): 2600-2603.
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