Acoustic Properties of Resonators Using Deployable Cylinders

  • Sachiko IshidaEmail author
  • Ryo Matsuura
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 946)


In this study, deployable cylinders with bellows-like patterns are used to change the neck length of Helmholtz resonator. The cylinders are quasi-rigid foldable and constructed by assembling flat, rigid quadrilateral plates. Acoustic computation revealed that the proposed resonator with a deployable neck worked effectively to attenuate noise at a resonant frequency. Furthermore, we discuss that the proposed resonator was able to cover low frequency range, because the neck length changed reciprocally to the cross-sectional area and the resonant frequency reached zero in theory according to the geometrical configuration of the cylinder.


Acoustic analysis Helmholtz resonator Noise reduction Frequency characteristic Deployable structures Origami 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringMeiji UniversityKawasakiJapan

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