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New theory on the reverberation of roomsThe inadequacy of the various theories which have been proposed for finding the reverberation time of rooms can be explained by an attempt to examine what might occur at a listening point when image sources of determined acoustic power are added to the actual source. The number and locations of the image sources are stipulated. The intensity of sound at the listening point can be calculated by means of approximations whose conditions for validity are given. This leads to the proposal of a new expression for the reverberation time, yielding results which fall between those obtained through use of the Eyring and Millington formulae; these results are made to depend on the shape of the room by means of a new definition of the mean free path.
Document ID
19740020006
Document Type
Other
Authors
Pujolle, J. (Kanner (Leo) Associates Redwood City, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1974
Publication Information
Publication: The 4th Natl. Conf. on Acoustics, Vol. 1, C (NASA-TT-F-15376)
Subject Category
PHYSICS, GENERAL
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.