Only one brick will be multiplied its sound absorption capacity on the equivalent of four bricks and half
A multidisciplinary team of UPM, of researchers from the School of Engineering and Industrial Design and School of Architecture, has developed new designs of ceramic bricks with horizontal hexagonal holes that improve the sound absorption characteristics of the conventional ceramic bricks with square or rectangular holes. This invention develops "new geometries" of cells of the ceramic bricks and constitutes a new, more efficient and a more competitive building system for wall construction.
These new designs have won the award and the honorable mention for the best research paper in 2014 at the "International Conference on research related to Mechanical, Engineering Design & Advanced Manufacturing" held in Toulouse (France) in June 2014.
HexBrick Plus is a new design of the internal geometry of ceramic bricks based on horizontal perforation with a hexagonal geometrical arrangement. It offers an innovative solution that satisfies the requirements of sound insulation of the walls keeping the exterior dimensions of the conventional bricks.
The improvements of the internal geometry of the horizontal hollow ceramic brick with cells hexagonal, under equal exterior dimensions, get multiply the sound absorption capacity of a single brick by the equivalent of four and half conventional bricks.
This new solution satisfies the requirements of sound insulation walls, without increasing the outside dimensions of conventional brick and also without increasing costs.
”The improvements made on the internal geometry of the horizontal hollow ceramic brick with hexagonal cells, under equal exterior dimensions, get multiply the sound absorption capacity of a single brick by the equivalent of four and half conventional bricks"
"In the hollow ceramic bricks marketed with square or rectangular, their absorption capacity and noise damping are limited by the width dimension of the piece"
HexBrick PLUS Contact
Pr. David Corbella Ribes
Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Area
Centre of Support for Technological Innovation – UPM