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1 Acoustics of Concert Halls and Rooms SOME BASICS OF ARCHITECTURAL ACOUSTICS Auditorium Acoustics Science of Sound, Chapter 23 Principles of Vibration and Sound, Chapter 11 Kimmel Center

2 Free field Reflections p vs r log p vs log r SOUND FIELD

3 Sound decay Sound decay in a 400 m 3 classroom Sound pressure level as a function of time for that room

4 GROWTH AND DECAY OF REVERBERANT SOUND RT = K (volume / area) RT = V/A (V in m 3 ; A in m 2 ) If room dimensions are given in feet, the formula may be written: RT= V/A (V in ft. 3 ; A in ft. 2 )

5 Decay of reverberant sound (a)and (b) are decay curves of sound pressure and sound level in a room with uniform energy distribution (c) shows different initial and final reverberation times (d) shows peaks due to prominent standing waves or room resonances

6 CALCULATING REVERBERATION TIME

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8 Desirable reverberation times for various sizes and functions Variation of reverberation time with frequency in good halls

9 McDermott Concert Hall (Dallas)

10 Orchestra Hall (Chicago)

11 Meyerhof Symphony Hall (Baltimore)

12 Walt Disney Concert Hall

13 Disney

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15 Kimmel Center Auditorium

16 BACKGROUND NOISE CRITERIA

17 Spatial impression Intimacy Early decay time Clarity “Warmth” Important criteria for concert halls:

18 Concert halls throughout the World


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