The Assessment of Acoustical Characteristics for Recent Mosque Buildings in Erbil City of Iraq

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Title The Assessment of Acoustical Characteristics for Recent Mosque Buildings in Erbil City of Iraq
 
Creator Masih, Dawa A. A.
Jalal, Nawzad K.
Mohammed, Manar N. A.
Mustafa, Sulaiman A.
 
Subject Acoustic parameters
Mosque acoustics
ODEON
Reverberation time
Speech Transmission Index
 
Description The study of mosque acoustics, concerning acoustical features, sound quality for speech intelligibility, and additional practical acoustic criteria, is commonly overlooked. Acoustic quality is vital to the fundamental use of mosques, in terms of contributing toward prayers and worshippers’ appreciation. This paper undertakes a comparative analysis of the acoustic quality level and the acoustical characteristics for two modern mosque buildings constructed in Erbil city. This work investigates and examines the acoustical quality and performance of these two mosques and their prayer halls through room simulation using ODEON Room Acoustics Software, to assess the degree of speech intelligibility according to acoustic criteria relative to the spatial requirements and design guidelines. The sound pressure level and other room-acoustic indicators, such as reverberation time (T30), early decay time, and speech transmission index, are tested. The outcomes demonstrate the quality of acoustics in the investigated mosques during semi-occupied and fully-occupied circumstances. The results specify that the sound quality within the both mosques is displeasing as the loudspeakers were off.
 
Publisher Koya University
 
Date 2021-03-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed article
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Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://aro.koyauniversity.org/index.php/aro/article/view/784
10.14500/aro.10784
 
Source ARO-THE SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF KOYA UNIVERSITY; Vol. 9 No. 1 (2021): Issue Sixteen; 51-66
2307-549X
2410-9355
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://aro.koyauniversity.org/index.php/aro/article/view/784/202
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Dawa A. A. Masih, Nawzad K. Jalal, Manar N. A. Mohammed, Sulaiman A. Mustafa
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0
 

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