Validation of an Efficient Outdoor Sound Propagation Model Using BEM

S. Quirós-Alpera, Vicente Cutanda Henriquez, Finn Jacobsen

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An approximate, simple and practical model for prediction of outdoor sound propagation exists based on ray theory, diffraction theory and Fresnel-zone considerations [1]. This model, which can predict sound propagation over non-flat terrain, has been validated for combinations of flat ground, hills and barriers, but it still needs to be validated for configurations that involve combinations of valleys and barriers. In order to do this a boundary element model has been implemented in MATLAB to serve as a reliable reference.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Congress of Acoustics :
Number of pages2
PublisherInternational Commission for Acoustics
Publication date2001
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event17th International Congress on Acoustics - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 Sep 20017 Sep 2001
Conference number: 17


Conference17th International Congress on Acoustics


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