Progress on Calculating Edge Effect of Acoustical Absorption
For his audioXpress monthly column Sound Control, Richard Honeycutt explored new methods to calculate the edge effect of acoustical absorption and the research behind these methods. The research focuses on the recognized fact that rooms in which Reverberation Time (RT) is important, requiring the application of absorptive wall panels, seem to achieve better results when the absorptive material is applied only to parts of each wall. The physical reasons behind this apparent anomaly are often lumped into the category of "edge effect." This article was originally published in audioXpress, December 2017.