Sound absorption coefficients and acoustical design

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AbstractThe acoustical design of rooms is usually based on the ordinary reverberation theory of room acoustics, in which the reverberation time is expressed in terms of the room dimensions and the sound absorption coefficients of the various boundary surfaces. The assumptions inherent in this approach are well known, and have been the cause of much speculation. This paper reports on recent systematic studies of some of the assumptions and comments on their importance in acoustical design.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number5600
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