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3rd International Conference on Mechanics of Composites


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The use of composite materials has grown exponentially in the last decades and has affected many engineering fields due to their enhanced mechanical properties and improved features with respect to conventional materials. For instance, they are employed in civil engineering (seismic isolators, long-span bridges, vaults), mechanical engineering (turbines, machine components), aerospace and naval engineering (fuselages, boat hulls and sails), automotive engineering (car bodies, tires), and biomechanical engineering (prostheses). Nevertheless, the greater use of composites requires a rapid progress in gaining the needed knowledge to design and manufacture composite structures. Thus, researchers and designers devote their own efforts to develop new analysis techniques, design methodologies, manufacturing procedures, micromechanics approaches, theoretical models, and numerical methods. For these purpose, it is extremely easy to find many recent journal papers, books, and technical notes, focused on the mechanics of composites. In particular, several studies are presented to take advantage of their superior features by varying some typical structural parameters (such as geometry, fiber orientations, volume fraction, structural stiffness, weight, lamination scheme). Therefore, this Conference aims to collect contributions from every part of the globe that can increase the knowledge of composite materials and their applications, by engaging researches and professional engineers and designers from different sectors. The same aims and scopes have been reached by the previous editions of Mechanics of Composites International Conferences (MECHCOMP), which occurred in 2014 at Stony Brook University (USA) and in 2016 at University of Porto (Portugal).
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p class="Abstract">Technology that is increasingly developing produces equipments in the form of information, communication, production, transportation and entertainment facilities. Most of the equipments produce noises. Noise can be reduced by using acoustic dampers. This study aims to determine the potential for sound absorption from rice husks and straw as natural acoustic materials. Materials used include rice husks, rice straw, and resin. 12 cylindrical samples were made. Samples that have been made are tested using a sound absorption measuring instrument that is the impedance tube to measure the value of the sample sound absorption coefficient. The test results show the value of the sound absorption coefficient (α) can be influenced by the thickness. At a frequency of 500 Hz the value of the sound absorption coefficient (α) for each sample is 0.034dB; 0.030dB; 0.030dB; 0.027dB; 0.026dB; 0.027dB; 0.025dB; 0.025dB; 0.025dB; 0.024dB; 0.024dB; 0.023dB; 0.023dB. The sample material is good in research on materials 1 and 2 which have a sound absorption of 0.034 dB and 0.030 dB.</p
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