Sound fields near building facades

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Journal titleCanadian Acoustics/Acoustique Canadienne
Pages4851; # of pages: 4
Subjectsound power; building functional elements; sound transmission loss; sound pressure levels; Sound transmission and insulation
AbstractMeasurement of sound transmission through the exterior facade of a building requires a determination of the incident sound power. Direct measurement of the sound field near the relevant surface seems preferable to the use of a ` calibrated source' because of variability in outdoor propagation associated with ground reflections and atmospheric conditions. The interpretation of sound pressure level measurements in this environment is, however, complicated by the interference between incident sound waves and those reflected from building surfaces. This paper presents experimental results and a simple predictive model.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number23330
NPARC number20375134
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Record identifier3817d971-0b6b-44d7-aeb2-05aea51eb530
Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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