Course Title : Theory of Acoustic Space Design in Architecture

Code 10B259
Course Year Master Course
Term 2nd term
Class day & Period Mon 3rd
Location C2-102
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor Graduate School of Engineering・Associate Professor・Makoto Otani, Professor・Yasushi Takano

Course Description

For the realization of optimal acoustic space design in architecture, it is essential to understand
- Prediction of physical parameters of sound field in architecture
- Measurement and analysis of sound field
- Perception and coginition of acoustic space
with in-depth understanding of acoustics, psycology of hearing, and acoustic signal processing. This lecture introduces these theories and methods from physical and psycological viewpoints and recent research trend. In addition, presentation and discussion by studens are conducted for better understandings.


Presentation (50%) and report (50%)

Course Goals

In-depth understandings of
- Prediction of acoustic space - Measurement and analysis of acoustic space - Theory and method of perceptual evaluation for optimal acoustic space desing in architecture.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Introduction 1 Overview
Acoustics 1 Acoustics for understanding behavior of sound field and sound wave
Acoustic signal processing 1 Acoustic signal processing for measurement, analysis, and control of sound field
Auditory perception 2 Mechanism of spatial and temporal perception of sound field, based on psychology of hearing. Multi-modal perception between hearing and other modalities.
Physical parameters of sound field and its prediction 2 Physical parameters for measuring sound field quality. Theories and methods for predicting physical parameters by computational simulations.
Measurement and analysis of sound field 2 Basic measurement and analysis method of physical information in sound field. Measurement and analysis of spatial information of sound field.
Auralization of sound field 2 Auralization of acoustic space in architecture in its design stage. Theories and methods of acoustic space.
Presentation 4 Participants' presentation and discussion on research survey in the field of acoustic environment.




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