Predicting the acoustic performance of concert halls
Leung, T. and Luther, Mark 2005, Predicting the acoustic performance of concert halls, in ANZAScA 2005: Fabricating Sustainability : Proceedings of the 39th Architectural Science Association. Conference, School of Architecture & Design, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, N.Z., pp. 1-8.
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Predicting the acoustic outcome and acceptance of a concert performance hall by its users could be a difficult and onerous task even for an acoustician. This paper discusses a process of how previous research findings from expert authorities have been assembled into a method of evaluating acoustic hall performance. Several parameters of acoustic qualities and quantitative measures have been identified in the literature. These relate to Beranek’s acoustic variables of performance. Existing famous concert halls which have been previously evaluated and rated are now studies in terms of their results from a computer simulation. The research findings suggest that the use of a simulation program can be extremely accurate in the prediction of acoustic performance of new non-existing concert halls.
Field of Research
129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective
970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
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