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Use of 2-D and 3-D visualization and auralization tools to assess the acoustics of unusual shaped spaces.
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PMID:  18189998     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The assessment of room acoustics commonly includes the calculation of relevant metrics by standard empirical equations or computational ray-tracing. These methods are not always sufficient for unusual shaped rooms, and can be supplemented with visualization and auralization techniques that improve our understanding of the behavior of sound in these spaces. Utilizing two- and three-dimensional room models with proprietary developed software, visualization of 360-deg particle emissions from a point source can provide useful information about sound propagation, spatial characteristics, and interactions with room boundaries. Following an iterative visualization process, design verification can be established using auralization techniques in a controlled listening environment. Such techniques facilitate better understanding of the acoustic phenomenon within the room and can help to refine acoustic solutions for room shapes or more efficient use of room surfaces for sound-absorbing finishes. Results from recent project studies show this approach to be useful to enhance communication with the architect and provides the acoustician with another useful analysis tool.
Joshua M Cushner; Ryan B Biziorek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America     Volume:  122     ISSN:  1520-8524     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Acoust. Soc. Am.     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503051     Medline TA:  J Acoust Soc Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3050     Citation Subset:  IM    
Arup Acoust., 155 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10013.
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