052-0568-00L  Room Acoustics (FS)

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersK. Eggenschwiler
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


052-0568-00 GRaumakustik (FS)
Keine Lehrveranstaltung am 20.3. (Seminarwoche), am 17.4. (Osterferien) sowie an Feiertagen und vor den Schlussabgaben (s. Raumbelegungen!)
2 hrs
Fri15:45-17:30HIL E 9 »
16:00-18:00ER SA TZ »
K. Eggenschwiler

Catalogue data

AbstractInfluence of form and material on speech and music within spaces. Special requirements of acoustically sensitive spaces such as school rooms, music rooms, theaters, concert halls, opera buildings and churches (historical and modern buildings). Scientific ways of calculating and assessing acoustics. Basic introduction to sound systems for speech.
ObjectiveThe students learn to recognise the importance of acoustic factors and to design spaces with appropriate acoustical properties.
ContentWe will begin by focusing on the acoustic dimension of space without excluding the other non-auditory senses. Following this, the influence of form and material on hearing and the characteristics of the spoken word and music within spaces will be explored by means of examples and with the aid of the special instruments of acoustic science. We will then discuss the special requirements of acoustically sensitive spaces such as school rooms, music rooms, theaters, concert halls, opera buildings, and churches. This study takes the form of both theory, and real examples of historical and modern buildings. Scientific ways of calculating and assessing acoustics is presented and a basic introduction to the sound system
design for speech is made.
Lecture notesScript in German

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersK. Eggenschwiler
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Admission requirementLerneinheiten mit der Endziffer "00L" können nur einmal bestanden werden!
Additional information on mode of examinationAbgabe einer kleinen Arbeit.
Die Prüfung besteht im Verfassen einer schriftlichen Arbeit im Umfang von 7 Seiten.

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