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Textile-based Metamaterials for Broadband Noise Absorption in Low-frequency Range

Project description

Textiles for noise control in cities

Cities are loud. Noise is one of the biggest pollutants in modern cities. Chronic exposure to urban noise is one of the biggest health risks in city life. While fibreglass and other acoustic absorbers are widely used, they are too expensive and impractical for low-frequency noise that is common as background noise in urban environments. This includes the noise from traffic and high-voltage power poles. The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions project TextMetamater will develop a new class of metamaterials composed of textile fabrics, which can form different resonant elements (e.g. cavity structure, gradient index structure and membrane structure) employing textile technologies and manifold assemblies. This is a new possibility to solve the noise problem and increase quality of life in urban environments.

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Net EU contribution
€ 189 687,36
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
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