From concert halls to noise barriers: Attenuation from interference gratings
Davies, WJ 2002, From concert halls to noise barriers: Attenuation from interference gratings , in: Acoustics 2002, 25-27 March 2002, Salford, Greater Manchester.
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The seat dip effect is a low-frequency attenuation affecting sound travelling at grazing incidence over seating in auditoria. It is caused by scattered sound from the seats interfering with sound travelling directly from the source on the stage. In outdoor noise control, the simple single noise barrier gives good attenuation at high frequencies, but is limited by diffraction at low frequencies. This paper presents some results from an attempt to exploit seat dip attenuation as a tool to control outdoor noise propagation. Boundary element calculations are used to explore the effects of multiple low barriers, trenches, scaling and geometry.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||seat dip barrier|
|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:||Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics|
|Publisher:||Institute of Acoustics|
|Depositing User:||Dr W. J. Davies|
|Date Deposited:||03 Dec 2012 14:09|
|Last Modified:||03 Dec 2012 14:13|
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