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Author(s): António P. O. Carvalho
Luísa M. M. Garcia
Hélder J. S. Gonçalves
Title: A multi-criterion method to assess the acoustic quality in museums
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: This paper proposes a multi-criteria analysis model to acoustically characterize a specific type of building: museums. Significant acoustic objective parameters are used and logically weighted (after analysis of questionnaires and interviews for subjective responses of visitors) to find a representative unique index of evaluation of a room, the IAQM (Index of Acoustic Quality in Museums) rated on a scale from 0 (worst) to 20 (best). The acoustic parameters used are: Reverberation Time (RT), weighted standardized sound level difference of facades (D2m,nT,w), Rapid Speech Transmission Index (RASTI), LAeq (from HVAC background noise) and L'nT,w (weighted standardized field impact sound pressure level). The multi-criteria mathematical model is presented and numerically tested with two museums.
Subject: Engenharia civil
Civil engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia civil
Engineering and technology::Civil engineering
Source: Noise-Con 2014
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: openAccess
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