This research is focused on rooms with a pair of parallel surfaces in which non-exponential reverberation energy decays are expected. An analytical model developed in a previous paper is first simplified and completed. It is based on the assumptions of geometrical room acoustics and the formalism of sound particles. The energy of the flux of sound particles emitted by the source in the room is evaluated by introducing some approximations. As a result, a simplified and intuitive model of the reverberation decay is obtained. This model is then extensively compared with reverberation decays computed by a sound ray program, for several kinds of rectangular rooms. A good agreement is obtained between corresponding decays and reverberation times T30.
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April 30 2019
An analytical model for reverberation energy decays in rooms with specular and diffuse reflections
Special Collection: Room Acoustics Modeling and Auralization
Jean-Jacques Embrechts; An analytical model for reverberation energy decays in rooms with specular and diffuse reflections. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 1 April 2019; 145 (4): 2724–2732. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.5095873
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