acoustic inertance

noun
variants: or acoustic mass

Definition of acoustic inertance

: the impeding effect of inertia upon the transmission of sound in a conduit, equal in a tubular conduit (as an organ pipe) to the mass of the vibrating medium divided by the square of the cross section : the acoustic analogue of alternating-current-circuit inductance

called also inertance

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“Acoustic inertance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acoustic%20inertance. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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