Alarmlocator: A software tool to facilitate the installation of acoustic warning devices in noisy work plants
Keywords:Acoustic devices, Acoustic wave absorption, Computer software, Computer workstations, Acoustic power, Alarmlocator, Warning signals
AbstractAlarmlocator, a software tool was developed to facilitate the process of installing auditory warning devices in noisy work plants. It was found that the software tool produced a solution to two practical installation problems such as a suitable number of warning devices and their acoustic power for a given work area and specifying the location of the devices in the plant in such a way that the signals emitted are clearly audible by all workers and at all workstations. The general modeling framework proposed for the optimal installation of warning devices consisted of the integration of two software tools, Detectsound and Alarmlocator. The Alarmlocator accounted for the sound propagation of warning signals from the physical device location to the position of individual workers or workstations. The model of the device has taken into account the direct field from the alarm devices and the reverbant field due to wall, ceiling, floor, and other reflections.
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