Acoustic and Sounds
Sakkho® tiles can be installed for various interior applications for which the tiles acoustic properties need to be considered.
Wood has coveted acoustic properties as it can absorb sound and reduce sound reverberation (commonly known as echo) and is often used as a preferred construction material when acoustics is important.
Wood is fibrous, inhomogeneous and anisotropic (stronger along the grain than across it); wood fiber makes a good sound absorber.
Sound waves propagation within wood is regarded as orthotropic, traveling in three mutually perpendicular directions: radial, tangential and longitudinal. Sound travels through the network of wood cells and the friction between the cells and sound waves converts sound energy into heat energy; it is that internal frictional resistance occurring within timber that reduces sound.
Sakkho tiles are manufactured using wood which is a good sound absorbing construction material. Most Sakkho tiles are manufactured with many slats of timber usually 1.5 centimeters thick positioned in such way that creates gaps within a tile.
When installed in a room, Sakkho tiles will absorb part of the sound waves and reduce reverberation (echo), the other part will pass through the gaps formed by the positioning of wooden slats; and depending on the installation requirements, acoustic fleece or mats can be used to block the sound and control the noise.
Interior Acoustics experts may also find the gaps within Sakkho tiles useful to create a resonance chamber or a solution based on the Helmholtz system to control sound and noise within the room.