A Novel Algorithm for Directional Scattering in Acoustic Ray Tracers

Hanna Autio, Erling Nilsson

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It is vital to consider acoustic scattering when using geometrical acoustic simulation techniques, such as ray tracing. However, there are few methods for modelling scattering, and most rely on strong assumptions of uniformity on the distribution of scattered energy. In this paper, a model for directional scattering in ray tracers is presented. The model is based on an idealized model of a 1D scatterer, which is then used to extend the most commonly used scattering algorithm in ray tracers today. The developed algorithm is implemented in a ray tracer and tested to evaluate its performance compared to existing methods. It is found that the directional scattering algorithm can be used to replicate measured effects on room acoustic parameters caused by changes in the orientation of 1D scatterers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)928-947
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Oct 24

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics


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