Investigation of Local Variations of Room Acoustic Parameters

Examensarbete för masterexamen

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Type: Examensarbete för masterexamen
Master Thesis
Title: Investigation of Local Variations of Room Acoustic Parameters
Authors: Laurenzi, Giulio
Abstract: In room acoustics the impulse response is an important piece of information because it is used in the determination of different acoustical parameters. It has been observed that the values of the parameters can change significantly, depending on the positions of the source and receiver transducer used in the measurements, even by a minimal position change. The objective of this thesis is to investigate if these large variations around a given position are audible. This project makes use of a continuous impulse response measurement system consisting of a microphone that is acquiring data through a constant movement in a defined trajectory. The data acquired is then processed to estimate the impulse responses with very high spatial resolution over the whole revolution of the micro-phone and consequently the room acoustic parameters are computed. The system has been tested in three different environments. The results are then compared with standard measurement data. These results show a good compatibility of the mean data. An informal perceptual evaluation has been carried out to verify the perception of the parameter variations. While large parameter changes occurring between lo-cations at a significant distance from each other are clearly audible, equally large parameter changes that occur locally are only partly audible. This suggests that some of the observed local variations are caused by inaccuracies of the measurement procedure.
Keywords: Building Futures;Akustik;Building Futures;Acoustics
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik
Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Collection:Examensarbeten för masterexamen // Master Theses

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