Acoustic enhancement of proposed grand lecture hall using computer simulation

Authors

  • Chris DiMarino University of Windsor, Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering, 401 Sunset Ave., Windsor, ON N9B 3P4, Canada
  • Dillon Fuerth University of Windsor, Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering, 401 Sunset Ave., Windsor, ON N9B 3P4, Canada
  • Devin Gignac University of Windsor, Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering, 401 Sunset Ave., Windsor, ON N9B 3P4, Canada
  • Adam Lunardi University of Windsor, Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering, 401 Sunset Ave., Windsor, ON N9B 3P4, Canada
  • Colin Novak University of Windsor, Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering, 401 Sunset Ave., Windsor, ON N9B 3P4, Canada
  • Robert Pikul University of Windsor, Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering, 401 Sunset Ave., Windsor, ON N9B 3P4, Canada
  • Anthony Simone University of Windsor, Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering, 401 Sunset Ave., Windsor, ON N9B 3P4, Canada

Keywords:

Architectural acoustics, Auditoriums, Computer simulation, Reverberation, Acoustical parameters, Acoustical performance, Decay time, Design suggestions, Early decay time, Early design stages, Modeling softwares, Modeling technique, Reverberation time, Test measurements, Undergraduate engineering

Abstract

The presented research deals with the acoustical performance of a proposed grand lecture hall using experimental and modeling techniques. The primary challenge for the senior undergraduate engineering group was that the room has yet to be fully designed or constructed. The secondary goal was to optimize the design of the room using the computer software ODEON in the early design stage rather than after it has been built as is often the case. Reverberation time, early decay time, clarity and STI were the four acoustical parameters considered. The modeling software was also validated using test measurements conducted in a similar lecture room. The results of the present room design demonstrated less than ideal reverberation time and early decay times for the proposed room use but above average clarity and STI values. Design suggestions are given to increase the acoustical performance of the proposed lecture hall.

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2011-03-01

How to Cite

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DiMarino C, Fuerth D, Gignac D, Lunardi A, Novak C, Pikul R, Simone A. Acoustic enhancement of proposed grand lecture hall using computer simulation. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2011 Mar. 1 [cited 2021 Jul. 25];39(1):43-8. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2329

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