Sound-Strength Driven Parametric Design of an Acoustic Shell in a Free Field Environment

  title={Sound-Strength Driven Parametric Design of an Acoustic Shell in a Free Field Environment},
  author={Marco Palma and Maddalena Sarotto and Tomas Ignacio Mendez Echenagucia and Mario Sassone and Arianna Astolfi},
  journal={Building Acoustics},
  pages={31 - 41}
Focusing on the issues of sound propagation in a free field condition and on the concept of uniform sound energy in an outdoor performance environment, our research aimed to develop a computer-aided process for the generation of reflective acoustic surfaces to be used as concert-shells, a computational design tool for acoustic form-finding. The project is ultimately aimed to investigate the acoustic potential of complex and doubly-curved surfaces through the analysis of the Total Relative Sound… CONTINUE READING


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