AES Convention Papers Forum

Noise Prediction Software for Open-Air Events Part 2: Experiences and Validation

Document Thumbnail

The prediction and minimization of noise in the neighborhood during the planning phase of open-air events is becoming more important. The common available software for calculating environmental noise did not consider complex summation of sound because typical noise sources in traffic or industry are not coherent. State of the art sound systems with arrays of loudspeakers and subwoofers effectively use coherence in order to achieve their high directivity. The propagation models were not only extended for complex summation, but also for import of complex data from a system design tool (see Part 1 for details). This paper presents experiences with the simulation software NoizCalc in the field since its launch, its validation by means of a comparison with accompanying measurements and a derivation of uncertainty, in order to set the informative value of a prediction into context.

AES Convention: Paper Number:
Publication Date:

Click to purchase paper as a non-member or you can login as an AES member to see more options.

No AES members have commented on this paper yet.

Subscribe to this discussion

RSS Feed To be notified of new comments on this paper you can subscribe to this RSS feed. Forum users should login to see additional options.

Start a discussion!

If you would like to start a discussion about this paper and are an AES member then you can login here:

If you are not yet an AES member and have something important to say about this paper then we urge you to join the AES today and make your voice heard. You can join online today by clicking here.

AES - Audio Engineering Society