WIT Press


Laboratory Simulation Of Diffuse Pressure Fields

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AC030131

Volume

69

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

447.38 kb

Author(s)

T. Bravo & S.J. Elliott

Abstract

This paper discusses the determination of the sound reduction index of a flexible partition mounted between two rooms at low frequencies, where the diffuse approximation of the sound field is no longer valid. In this frequency range, the modal density of the rooms is not sufficiently high and the statistical approach does not properly describe the behaviour of the system. It is, then, of particular interest to investigate the feasibility of reproducing experimentally a diffuse acoustic pressure field using an array of loudspeakers in the sound transmission suite. This approach would allow the transmission loss measurements to be performed without limitations at low frequencies. An analytical model based on modal equations has been used to show the influence of the measuring facilities in the determination of the transmission loss factor. A s

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