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Procedure for verification of sound source coverage over facades according to the international standard ISO140-5
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Engineering
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Abstract
This paper presents a new verification procedure for sound source coverage according to ISO 140?5 requirements. The ISO 140?5 standard applies to the measurement of façade insulation and requires a sound source able to achieve a sufficiently uniform sound field in free field conditions on the façade under study. The proposed method involves the electroacoustic characterisation of the sound source in laboratory free field conditions (anechoic room) and the subsequent prediction by computer simulation of the sound free field radiated on a rectangular surface equal in size to the façade being measured. The loudspeaker is characterised in an anechoic room under laboratory controlled conditions, carefully measuring directivity, and then a computer model is designed to calculate the acoustic free field coverage for different loudspeaker positions and façade sizes. For each sound source position, the method provides the maximum direct acoustic level differences on a façade specimen and therefore determines whether the loudspeaker verifies the maximum allowed level difference of 5 dB (or 10 dB for façade dimensions greater than 5 m) required by the ISO standard. Additionally, the maximum horizontal dimension of the façade meeting the standard is calculated and provided for each sound source position, both with the 5 dB and 10 dB criteria. In the last section of the paper, the proposed procedure is compared with another method used by the authors in the past to achieve the same purpose: in situ outdoor measurements attempting to recreate free field conditions. From this comparison, it is concluded that the proposed method is able to reproduce the actual measurements with high accuracy, for example, the ground reflection effect, at least at low frequencies, which is difficult to avoid in the outdoor measurement method, and it is fully eliminated with the proposed method to achieve the free field requisite.
International
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JCR
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Title
Applied Acoustics
ISBN
0003-682X
Impact factor JCR
1,05
Impact info
Volume
73
Journal number
From page
977
To page
985
Month
SEPTIEMBRE
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Jose Luis Sanchez Bote (UPM)
  • Autor: Antonio Pedrero Gonzalez (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Jose Gomez Alfageme (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Aplicaciones en Sonido y Vídeo
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Audiovisual y Comunicaciones
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