Reflection and transmission: sound in confined spaces

  • J. D. Turner
  • A. J. Pretlove


Many noise control problems arise indoors where the reflective nature of the walls affects the build up of noise energy from a source. Energy is also transmitted through walls from one room to another. The mechanics of reflection and transmission therefore has a strong influence on the sound levels to which we are subjected inside buildings.


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© J. D. Turner and A. J. Pretlove 1991

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  • A. J. Pretlove

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