Pattern and orientation of diffusers in rooms with an absorbent ceiling

Emma Arvidsson, Erling Nilsson, Delphine Bard, Ola Karlsson

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Abstract

Lately have the demands on good room acoustics in public ordinary rooms increased. Traditionally has only reverberation time been considered in this type of rooms but complementary parameters as sound strength and speech clarity are more commonly used today. This trend naturally implies higher demands on the acoustic treatment. Typical for public ordinary rooms is to use an absorbent ceiling. One way to further improve the acoustic properties is to complement the ceiling treatment with diffusers. To investigate the effect of combining these two types of acoustic treatments have measurements been carried out combing different setups of diffusers in a reverberant room with an absorbent ceiling. The impact on reverberation time, speech clarity and sound strength has been studied. In this paper we present how diffusers can be used in order to improve the acoustic properties in a public ordinary room with an absorbent ceiling and how the pattern and orientation of diffusers can be used to adjust different acoustic parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd International Congress on Acoustics
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrating 4th EAA Euroregio 2019
EditorsMartin Ochmann, Vorlander Michael, Janina Fels
PublisherInternational Commission for Acoustics (ICA)
Pages2281-2288
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783939296157
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event23rd International Congress on Acoustics: Integrating 4th EAA Euroregio, ICA 2019 - Aachen, Germany
Duration: 2019 Sep 92019 Sep 23

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Congress on Acoustics
Volume2019-September
ISSN (Print)2226-7808
ISSN (Electronic)2415-1599

Conference

Conference23rd International Congress on Acoustics: Integrating 4th EAA Euroregio, ICA 2019
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityAachen
Period2019/09/092019/09/23

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics

Keywords

  • Absorbent ceiling
  • Diffusers
  • Speech clarity

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