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Predicting theater chair absorption from reverberation chamber measurements - comment

Davies, WJ, Lam, YW and Orlowski, RJ 1993, 'Predicting theater chair absorption from reverberation chamber measurements - comment' , Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 93 (4) , pp. 2238-2240.

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    Abstract

    The relationship between the measured acoustic absorption coefficient of an array of theater chairs and the ratio of the perimeter length to plan area of the array is considered. It is shown that the linear relationship measured by Bradley in a reverberation chamber and reported in ''Predicting theater chair absorption from reverberation chamber measurements'' [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 91, 1514-1524 (1992)] is to be expected from simple theory. This means that any nonlinear influence of diffracted energy on the relationship is small. Bradley is also unduly harsh on the usefulness of a chair absorption measurement method involving screens. A sample result is given, showing that this method can predict in-situ theater chair absorption with reasonable accuracy.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Seat absorption concert hall
    Themes: Built and Human Environment
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Acoustics Research Centre
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
    Publisher: Acoustical Society of America
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0001-4966
    Funders: Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC)
    Depositing User: Dr W. J. Davies
    Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2012 15:08
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:00
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    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2427

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