The prediction of sound transmission through buildings using statistical energy analysis

R. J M Craik

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    Abstract

    Measurements were carried out on a building to evaluate the uses of statistical energy analysis for determining sound transmission performance. Coupling loss factors were measured and compared with predicted values. It was found that, in general, good agreement was obtained. The coupling loss factors were also used to calculate the sound pressure level, or surface velocity, of each subsystem in the building for a number of different sources. Comparison with the measured results gave an average error of 4 dB. Some large errors were obtained but these were due mainly to the omission of airborne flanking paths from the SEA model or due to the breakdown of the theory for specific coupling loss factors. © 1982.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)505-516
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal of Sound and Vibration
    Volume82
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 1982

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