UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


Tingting Yang

Sound Field in Sequential Space

The subject of this PhD thesis is the acoustics of sequential spaces, such as museums, galleries or large commercial buildings, which can barely be considered as a single enclosure but rather as a series of spaces connected by openings in between. In room acoustics, the framework of a single enclosure has dominated the theoretical and practical developments. However, the design of acoustic environment of sequential spaces is not a simple superposition of single spaces. Therefore, analyzing the features and establishing the corresponding models of sequential spaces have a great significance for practical design.

This thesis will thus reveal the fundamentals of sound field in sequential space by analyzing the composition and features of different sequences, and then develop models to simulate the sound field. Subjective evaluation of such spaces will also be established and the impact of this research would be a useful guidance for architects and acoustic professionals.