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Effect of Measuring Procedure and Parameters on the Equivalent Continuous Sound Level

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On the base of three typical test noises comparative measurements of the equivalent continuous sound level were carried out applying different measuring procedures and a set of systematically varied measuring parameters. Deviations between the results of manual level reading, graphic level recording, automatic level distribution analysis, and automatic dosemeter measurements were found to be rather small, while from the total expenditure standpoint the application of a noise dosemeter proved to be the most advantageous procedure. The effects of time constant, level rate per doubling time, duration of measuring period, and width of level range evaluated, together with the individual scattering rate, are discussed with regard to possible consequences on measuring practice.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 1975

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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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