We introduce Fresnel's ideas in optics to the field of acoustics. Fresnel analysis provides an effective, intuitive approach to the understanding of complex interference phenomena and thus opens the road to establishing the criteria for the effective coupling of sound sources and for the coverage of a given audience geometry in sound reinforcement applications. The derived criteria form the basis of what is termed Wavefront Sculpture Technology.
Bauman, Paul; Urban, Marcel; Heil, Christian
Affiliation: L-ACOUSTICS, Gometz-La-Ville, France
AES Convention: 111 (November 2001) Paper Number: 5488
Publication Date: November 1, 2001
Subject: Sound Reinforcement
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