Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

A. Mahdavi, B. Kainrath, K. Orehounig, J. Lechleitner:
"A comperative study of room acoustics in highly humid spaces";
Talk: Indoor Air 2008 - The 11th International Conference on indoor Air Quality and Climate, Copenhagen; 2008-08-17 - 2008-08-22; in: "Indoor Air 2008", B. Olesen, P. Strom-Tejsen, P. Wargocki (ed.); (2008), Paper ID 180, 8 pages.

English abstract:
This paper presents the results of a number of cases studies concerning the room acoustical climate in both historical and contemporary instances of highly humid spaces. Historical instances of such spaces are, in our study, traditional hammam (bath) buildings in Mediterranean and north-African countries (Algeria, Morocco, Syria). Modern instances include a modern bath, a spa, and an indoor swimming pool in central Europe (Austria). The analysis is based on data obtained from measurements and simulations of pertinent indicators of room acoustic quality in such spaces. The results of the analysis permit the identification of certain salient features of room acoustics in highly humid spaces and corresponding technical challenges (e.g. excessive reverberation and high noise exposure).

Room acoustics, Humid spaces, Measurements, Simulation

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