Archives of Acoustics, 43, 2, pp. 227–233, 2018
10.24425/122370

A Rough Estimation of Acoustics of the Cuboidal Room with Impedance Walls

Anna KOCAN-KRAWCZYK
Rzeszów University of Technology
Poland

Adam BRAŃSKI
Rzeszów University of Technology
Poland

The cuboidal room acoustics field is modelled with the Fourier method. A combination of uniform, impedance boundary conditions imposed on walls is assumed, and they are expressed by absorption coefficient values. The absorption coefficient, in the full range of its values in the discrete form, is considered. With above assumptions, the formula for a rough estimation of the cuboidal room acoustics is derived. This approximate formula expresses the mean sound pressure level as a function of the absorption coefficient, frequency, and volume of the room separately. It is derived based on the least-squares approximation theory and it is a novelty in the cuboidal room acoustics.

Theoretical considerations are illustrated via numerical calculations performed for the 3D acoustic problem. Quantitative results received with the help of the approximate formula may be a point of reference to the numerical calculations.
Keywords: Fourier analysis; room acoustics; absorption coefficient; boundary-value problem; impedance boundary conditions
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DOI: 10.24425/122370

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