Assessment of sound transmissiion characteristics of tradtional timber framed dwelllings in Ankara Turkey

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Erdil M., Tavukçuoğlu A., Çalışkan M.

Euronoise 2015, Maastricht, Netherlands, 31 May - 03 June 2015, pp.967-972

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Maastricht
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Page Numbers: pp.967-972
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The impact and airborne sound transmission characteristics of interior wall and floor components in traditional timber-framed dwellings (Ankara, Turkey) were examined by in-situ acoustical measurements and simulation analyses. Presence of voids for the running of pipework or door/ window openings existed in the composition of timber framed wall and floor components was found to reduce their sound insulation performances in the range of 12-22dB. Air/sound leakages through the openings should be sealed properly in order to provide the required Rw and Lnw values for dwellings. In case that the dwelling units/spaces are used as exhibition, meeting, office or hotel rooms, some acoustical improvements in existing wall and floor components can be provided by demountable attachments with sound insulation infill and sound breaks.