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Soundscape quality analysis by fuzzy logic: A field study in Cordoba, Argentina
Year:2016
Research Areas
  • Engineering
Information
Abstract
This research studies urban soundscapes through the comparative analysis of twelve public open spaces in the city of Córdoba (Argentina), taken as case studies. The work aims to examine selection of indicators and assessment tools intended to characterize soundscape quality. The field study was carried out through surveys and acoustic and psychoacoustic indicators, that are used together to objectively describe the sound quality of urban spaces. The study shows that, while there is a relationship of these indicators with the sound quality of the spaces, this is not linear. Their relative importance or influence depends on the interrelations occurring between the parameters studied. A model analyzing and correlating the parameters with the sound quality, based on the postulates of fuzzy logic, was applied as a tool of analysis, and it was seen to achieve a very close approximation to the subjective or perceptual response of the inhabitants. This close match between the model results and the perceptual response of the users confirms the fuzzy model as an effective tool for the study, not only of soundscapes, but also for those situations in which objective parameters must be related to the perceptual response of users.
International
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JCR
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Title
Applied Acoustics
ISBN
0003-682X
Impact factor JCR
1,068
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2013
Volume
111
10.1016/j.apacoust.2016.04.013
Journal number
From page
106
To page
115
Month
OCTUBRE
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Arturo Maristany (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina)
  • Autor: Manuel Recuero Lopez (UPM)
  • Autor: Cesar Asensio Rivera (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Investigación en Instrumentación y Acústica Aplicada (I2A2)
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Mecánica
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