This thoroughly revised and long awaited new edition of Kuttruff's classic professional and scientific reference Room Acoustics builds on the success of the 1991 3rd edition. It includes important new material on the growth of digital technology and sound intensity. Since publication of the first edition in 1973 it has become the standard work in the field. This book considers the theory and practice of sound behaviour in enclosed spaces; a key area for acoustical engineers worldwide. Of particular interest to those working on auditoria and therefore an excellent complement to Barron's Auditorium Acoustics (which is aimed at the architect rather than the engineer).
Table of Contents
Preface to the Fourth Edition. Preface to the First Edition. Some Facts on Sound Waves, Sources and Hearing. Reflection and Scattering. The Sound Field in a Closed Space (Wave Theory). Geometrical Room Acoustics. Reverberation and Steady State Energy Density. Sound Absorption and Sound Absorbers. Characterisation of Subjective Effects. Measuring Techniques in Room Acoustics. Design Considerations and Design Procedures. Electroacoustic Installations in Rooms.