Outdoor Acoustics as a General Discipline

Karsten Bo Rasmussen

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    A tutorial paper exploring the characteristics of sound outdoors. Outdoor acoustics is contrasted to room acoustics. A number of important aspects of outdoor acoustics are exemplified and theoretical approaches are outlined. These are influence of ground impedance, influence of weather, screening due to natural and man-made obstacles. Various areas of application of outdoor sound are described, such as aircraft noise, road traffic noise and industrial noise. More unconventional applications such as outdoor sound reinforcement are also described. The choice of theoretical model must be adapted to the application in question. In this way results providing a certain level of accuracy are obtained using methods which are balanced with the accuracy of the input data. Advanced measurement techniques are looked into and suggestions for future research are made
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Sixth International Congress on Sound and Vibration
    Publication date1999
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    Event6th International Congress on Sound and Vibration - Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
    Duration: 5 Jul 19998 Jul 1999
    Conference number: 6


    Conference6th International Congress on Sound and Vibration
    CityKgs. Lyngby

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