Acoustic comfort assessment in heavyweight residential buildings: Acoustic data associated to subjective responses

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Abstract

This article presents a study aiming to explore and evaluate acoustic comfort in residential multistory buildings in Sweden. Acoustic data was associated to self-reported responses acquired by a survey: a questionnaire was setup researching the response to noise annoyance from multiple sources in a flat and the emotional reactions of tenants to the acoustic climate at home. An assessment of acoustic comfort in the test apartments was performed utilizing the circumplex model of affect. A sample of 353 residents offered their ratings on 12 bipolar scales regarding their feelings towards their living sound environment. Two dimensions were identified: pleasantness and activation. Statistical models were developed using acoustic and structural variables. L'#$,&,'((predicted best pleasantness and number of flats per building predicted best activation. A new acoustic comfort indicator is suggested based on the pleasantness model and four novel acoustic comfort classes are proposed as: AC-1: Very good, AC-2: Good, AC-3: Acceptable, AC-4: No comfort.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Saint-Gobain Ecophon AB
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Strömningsmekanik och akustik

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationProceedings of the 23rd International Congress on Acoustics
Undertitel på gästpublikationIntegrating 4th EAA Euroregio 2019
RedaktörerMartin Ochmann, Vorlander Michael, Janina Fels
FörlagInternational Commission for Acoustics (ICA)
Sidor836-843
Antal sidor8
ISBN (elektroniskt)9783939296157
StatusPublished - 2019
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
Evenemang23rd International Congress on Acoustics: Integrating 4th EAA Euroregio, ICA 2019 - Aachen, Tyskland
Varaktighet: 2019 sep 92019 sep 23

Publikationsserier

NamnProceedings of the International Congress on Acoustics
Volym2019-September
ISSN (tryckt)2226-7808
ISSN (elektroniskt)2415-1599

Konferens

Konferens23rd International Congress on Acoustics: Integrating 4th EAA Euroregio, ICA 2019
LandTyskland
OrtAachen
Period2019/09/092019/09/23