Perception of Scattering Coefficient in Concert Halls

The scattering coefficient has become a determinant parameter in Architectural Acoustics, in particular in room acoustic software because it enhances the precision of simulation results. Although there is a wide agreement on the necessity of using scattering coefficients for characterizing surfaces and pattern elements within an enclosed space, such as a concert hall, there is still a lack of knowledge on the influence of this on the human perception. The primary purpose of this project is to investigate how changes in scattering coefficients of diffusing surfaces could possibly affect the perception of music among the audience in concert halls.

Related topics: Architectural Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Measuring Techniques in Acoustics