The acoustician's armory for modeling radiation of sound in enclosed spaces has traditionally been limited to the use of scale modeling, image theory, ray tracing, and the consideration of only some of the enclosure boundaries. Acoustic finite-element analysis is now reaching maturity and offers the designer of acoustic spaces the potential to produce exact computer models. The finite-element technique is discussed as applied to acoustic spaces, illustrating the facility to model complex structures, absorption, and multiple sources.
Click to purchase paper as a non-member or login as an AES member. If your company or school subscribes to the E-Library then switch to the institutional version. If you are not an AES member and would like to subscribe to the E-Library then Join the AES!
This paper costs $33 for non-members and is free for AES members and E-Library subscribers.