Development and validation of a combined phased acoustical radiosity and image source model for predicting sound fields in rooms

Gerd Høy Marbjerg, Jonas Brunskog, Cheol-Ho Jeong, Erling Nilsson

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Abstract

A model, combining acoustical radiosity and the image source method, including phase shifts on reflection, has been developed. The model is denoted Phased Acoustical Radiosity and Image Source Method (PARISM), and it has been developed in order to be able to model both specular and diffuse reflections with complex-valued and angle-dependent boundary conditions. This paper mainly describes the combination of the two models and the implementation of the angledependent boundary conditions. It furthermore describes how a pressure impulse response is obtained from the energy-based acoustical radiosity by regarding the model as being stochastic. Three methods of implementation are proposed and investigated, and finally, recommendations are made for their use. Validation of the image source method is done by comparison with finite element simulations of a rectangular room with a porous absorber ceiling. Results from the full model are compared with results from other simulation tools and with measurements. The comparisons of the full model are done for real-valued and angle-independent surface properties. The proposed model agrees well with both the measured results and the alternative theories, and furthermore shows a more realistic spatial variation than energy-based methods due to the fact that interference is considered.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Volume138
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)1457–1468
ISSN0001-4966
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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