reactive muffler

reactive muffler

[rē′ak·tiv ′məf·lər]
(engineering)
A muffler that attenuates by reflecting sound back to the source. Also known as nondissipative muffler.
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Reactive mufflers are commonly used in refrigerating and air conditioning compressors to reduce the gas pulsation generated by the suction and discharge systems.
Reactive mufflers are generally used to attenuate pressure pulsations since the small holes and porous materials of dissipative mufflers may become clogged with deposits (Soedel 2007) eventually.
Articles on acoustics cover sources of noise, sound levels and decibels, hearing and psychological effects, noise control criteria and regulations (including design of acoustic absorption) and building in reactive mufflers.

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