Archives of Acoustics, 29, 1, pp. , 2004

Reverberation indices in acoustic assessments of sacral structures

Z. Engel
Department of Mechanics and Vibroacoustics University of Science and Technology (AGH)

K. Kosała
Department of Mechanics and Vibroacoustics University of Science and Technology (AGH)

The proposition of the acoustic assessment of interiors of
sacral buildings by means of the single-numbered, global index of acoustic
quality was given in this paper. The introduction of a uniform method is
justified since none of the available methods addresses to a sufficient degree
to the specificity of such interiors. The main partial index - the reverberation
index - was discussed and applied to the tests in several catholic churches,
where acoustic measurements were performed. The continuation of the research
presented here will lead to the development of a new method especially suitable
for the acoustic quality assessment of sacral buildings.
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