An active noise barrier with unidirectional secondary sources

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Journal Article
Citation:
Applied Acoustics, 2011, 72 (12), pp. 969 - 974
Issue Date:
2011-12-01
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An active noise barrier with unidirectional secondary sources is investigated in this paper, where the unidirectional secondary source consists of two closely located loudspeakers with pre-adjusted phase difference. The secondary sound field of the unidirectional sources is adjusted to maximally match the primary sound field in the shadow zone behind the barrier. It is shown both numerically and experimentally that the noise reduction performance of the active noise barrier can be improved remarkably by replacing monopoles with the unidirectional sources. The mechanism for the improvement is also investigated. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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