Acoustic conditioning in rooms: Calculate the optimum reverberation time with this online simulator
- 13 December, 2013
- Posted by: spigo
- Category: Acoustics, Architecture, News
Acoustic conditioning in rooms requires a control over reverberation time in its interior. What we mean by “reverberation time” is the time it takes for the sound to fall by 60 dB after the sound source stops.
This means that to determine the acoustic conditioning required in a room you need to know the real reverberation time and also what should be the optimum reverberation time which you aim to achieve after proper acoustic conditioning.
The ORT (Optimum Reverberation Time) Online Simulator is a good tool for those who wish to work on the acoustic conditioning of a room as it lets you know these two facts as a guideline. To do this you have to enter the following variables:
– The measurements of the room in which you will carry out the acoustic conditioning.
– The material to be used in ceilings, walls and/or inner linings; from brick, concrete, cement, marble or plaster, to the different models of acoustic panels that you can use for the acoustic conditioning of a room.
– Used in floors; a choice of concrete, cement, marble, carpeting or parquet.
– You can include up to 3 types of furniture and quantities, as additional information that can influence the results and in the acoustic conditioning of room, you can choose between smooth wood door, chair, table, person standing or person sitting in upholstered seat. These are the most common special specifications depending on the type of room where the acoustic conditioning is to be carried out (classrooms, auditoriums, etc.)
– Finally you need to determine the type of room where the acoustic conditioning is to be carried out so you can choose among 17 possibilities (theatres, cinemas, classrooms, churches, telephone booths,…)
If you plan to undertake acoustic conditioning in a room, try our ORT (optimum reverberation time) Online Simulator HERE.
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