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Models for acoustical properties of green roof materials

Attenborough, Keith; Bashir, Imran; Taherzadeh, Shahram and Hill, Toby (2011). Models for acoustical properties of green roof materials. In: Forum Acusticum 2011, 26 June-01 July 2011, Aalborg, Denmark.

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Abstract

To predict the acoustical effects of green roof structures it is necessary to be able to model the acoustical properties of their materials including gravel. For time domain calculations it is convenient to use the phenomenological model due to Zwikker and Kosten. However this phenomenological model is related to a low frequency/high flow resistivity approximation of more ‘exact’ identical pore models. The results of fitting predictions to short range level difference data and to impedance data for gravel indicate that the Zwikker and Kosten model does not perform as well as other models for low flow resistivity surfaces. For frequency domain calculations of sound propagation over extensive green roofs other models should be more accurate. For time domain calculations use of a two-parameter version of a relaxation model is recommended.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: European Acoustics Association
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetEC FP7 Project number 234306 ‘HOSANNA’
Extra Information: Published in Proceedings of Forum Acusticum, 2011/Danish Acoustical Society (editors). Published by EAA (European Acoustics Association), 2011, pp 863-892. ISBN (Electronic)9788469415207, ISSN (Electronic) 2221-3767
Keywords: environmental noise
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: eSTEeM
Item ID: 29896
Depositing User: Toby Hill
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2011 16:06
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2014 16:10
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/29896
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