June 21, 2019 | Written by: Sasha Rozynova | Featuring: Ning Xiang | Original Publication: The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Sound Diffraction Prediction of a Rectangular Rigid Plate Using the Physical Theory of Diffraction

ABSTRACT
For the purpose of numerical efficiency in room acoustic modeling, the physical theory of diffraction (PTD) is applied to approximate solutions of a finite-sized, rigid rectangular plate. The application of the PTD enables sound diffraction contributions from the two edge pairs of the rigid plate to be predicted separately while ignoring the edge waves around the corners in far-field. This paper discusses numerical implementations of the theoretical predictions to show the efficiency of the application of the PTD in finite-sized objects. The numerical results implemented will also be compared with preliminary experimental results carried out using an acoustical goniometer.

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