Design of a new test chamber to measure the absorption, diffusion, and scattering coefficients

Peter D'Antonio, Cheol-Ho Jeong, Melanie Nolan

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    This presentation will describe the design for a new 384 m3 test chamber that will allow the measurement of the random incidence absorption coefficient, according to ISO 354, the scattering coefficient, according to ISO 17497-1, the diffusion coefficient, according to ISO 17497-2 and the normal incidence low frequency absorption coefficient, according to ISO 10534-2. The rev room design incorporates optimal modal dimensional ratios in accordance with (T. Cox, P. D’Antonio & Avis, J. Audio Eng. Soc. Vol. 52, No. 6 (June 2004)), both boundary and hanging panel diffusers to allow satisfactory diffusivity, in collaboration with the research at DTU. Diffusivity will be verified using a reference absorber, consisting of 100 mm porous absorber with a 100 mm cavity. A sufficiently large reflection free volume is provided in the chamber for diffusion coefficient scale model measurements. The diffusion goniometer and 12 m2 absorber samples are rotated in accordance with test. Scattering coefficient measurements are made according the ISO 17497-2 and the correlation method, using correlated polar responses. A steel and concrete lined low frequency impedance tube measuring 600 mm x 600 mm x 5.8 m long and 7 tons will be used to measure absorption from 25 to 250 Hz.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)1814-1814
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2018


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