Diffraction and diffusion in room acoustics

Jens Holger Rindel, Birgit Rasmussen

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    Diffraction and diffusion are two phenomena that are both related to the wave nature of sound. Diffraction due to the finite size of reflecting surfaces and the design of single reflectors and reflector arrays are discussed. Diffusion is the result of scattering of sound reflected from surfaces that are not plane but curved or irregular. The importance of diffusion has been demonstrated in concert halls. Methods for the design of diffusing surfaces and the development of new types of diffusers are reviewed. Finally, the importance of diffraction and diffusion in room acoustic computer models is discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication33rd Conference on Acoustics, Building and Room Acoustics, Proceedings
    Place of PublicationPrague
    PublisherCzech Acoustical Society
    Publication date1996
    Publication statusPublished - 1996
    Event33rd Conference on Acoustics - Praque
    Duration: 1 Jan 1996 → …


    Conference33rd Conference on Acoustics
    Period01/01/1996 → …

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