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Acoustical Design Considerations of the Houston Astrodome Sports Arena

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The room acoustics of a domed space, 730 feet in diameter, were so far beyond the range of our experience that preliminary acoustical design was based on the results of time-scaling experiments made for this purpose on a half-scale model: the existing 400-foot sports arena at Charlotte, North Carolina. The results of the time-scaling tests in Charlotte and an evaluation of the completed building in Houston are presented.

JAES Volume 14 Issue 2 pp. 100-104; April 1966
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