A New Method for the Objective Qualification of Rooms
The goal in room acoustical design is always to reach a given sound quality by tuning different features of the room. In the beginning of the design it would be a great help to know, what acoustical quality a given room shape can offer. In other words, there should be a tool for doing an objective comparison. The inverse approach in geometrical acoustics and the extensive use of energy decay curves can be used for this purpose. In this paper a short introduction of the method, and some examples are presented to demonstrate the possibilities.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: November 1, 2000
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- Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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