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A Numerical Study of a Method for Estimating Sound Absorption Coefficient under a Synthesized Diffuse Acoustic Field

Journal Article
ISSN: 1946-3995, e-ISSN: 1946-4002
Published June 15, 2016 by SAE International in United States
A Numerical Study of a Method for Estimating Sound Absorption Coefficient under a Synthesized Diffuse Acoustic Field
Citation: Robin, O., Amedin, C., Berry, A., Atalla, N. et al., "A Numerical Study of a Method for Estimating Sound Absorption Coefficient under a Synthesized Diffuse Acoustic Field," SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars - Mech. Syst. 9(3):1111-1116, 2016,
Language: English


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