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Raumakustik VO

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Course Topics

  • wave theory of room acoustics (sound waves, sound field, basic equations describing sound fields, wave equation, solution of wave equation for plane waves and spherical waves, reflexion of plane waves under orthogonal angle of incidence - reflexion, absorption, wall impedance)
  • statistical room acoustics
  • geometrical room acoustics
  • room acoustic measures
  • absorbers
  • room acoustic process of planning


further Information regarding the exam you will find here.

Lecture Notes

The latest version of the room acoustics lecture notes is verison 6.2 for academic year 2018/19 (last modified: 2018-09-20), which you get at ÖH-copy-shop, Infeldgasse 10.

For improved readability you can download the pages with coloured diagrams and illustrations from the actual version 6.2 here.

Additional Material

A very nice 3Sat video regarding the topics room acoustics, room acoustic measurement, architecture and perception of music and how thy interact in many different concert halls is recommended and can be seen here.