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BU3

Selection of site
Location of building
Arrangement of spaces
Materials and construction elements

ACOUSTICS – science that deals with mechanical waves

ARCHITECTURAL ACOUSTICS – design of spaces,


structures to meet hearing needs
- Function: To enhance desired sounds, and to
attenuate noises
- Deals with sound in the built envi

COMMON ELEMENTS: SOUND SOURCE, SOUND


TRANSMISSION PATH, RECEIVER
SOUND SOURCE –
SOUND TRANSMISSION PATH –
RECEIVER –

SOUND – PD moves to an elastic medium


- Audible pressure variation or audible signal

SOUND PRESSURE – changes in atmospheric pressure


SOUND WAVES – produced by a VIBRATING BODY
- Fluctuation in pressure
- Do not travel in a vacuum
- Back and forth oscillation of pressure
- periodic

COMPRESSION – molecules pushed together


RAREFACTION – molecules pulled apart

CYCLE – round trip


PERIOD – amt. of time a cycle takes
FREQUENCY – rate of oscillation
- # of cycles per sec
- Hertz (Hz)
- Directly related to wavelength
𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑒𝑑 𝑜𝑓 𝑠𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑
- Wavelength = 𝑓𝑟𝑒𝑞𝑢𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑦
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