Soundscape quality analysis by fuzzy logic: A field study in Cordoba, Argentina

Maristany González, Arturo Raul and Recuero López, Manuel and Asensio Rivera, César (2016). Soundscape quality analysis by fuzzy logic: A field study in Cordoba, Argentina. "Applied Acoustics", v. 111 ; pp. 106-115. ISSN 0003-682X. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2016.04.013.

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Title: Soundscape quality analysis by fuzzy logic: A field study in Cordoba, Argentina
Author/s:
  • Maristany González, Arturo Raul
  • Recuero López, Manuel
  • Asensio Rivera, César
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Applied Acoustics
Date: October 2016
ISSN: 0003-682X
Volume: 111
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: soundscape, urban open space, noise pollution, urban noise, soun perception, fuzzy logic
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Mecánica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This research studies urban soundscapes through the comparative analysis of twelve public open spaces in the city of Córdoba (Argentina), taken as case studies. The work aims to examine selection of indicators and assessment tools intended to characterize soundscape quality. The field study was carried out through surveys and acoustic and psychoacoustic indicators, that are used together to objectively describe the sound quality of urban spaces. The study shows that, while there is a relationship of these indicators with the sound quality of the spaces, this is not linear. Their relative importance or influence depends on the interrelations occurring between the parameters studied. A model analyzing and correlating the parameters with the sound quality, based on the postulates of fuzzy logic, was applied as a tool of analysis, and it was seen to achieve a very close approximation to the subjective or perceptual response of the inhabitants. This close match between the model results and the perceptual response of the users confirms the fuzzy model as an effective tool for the study, not only of soundscapes, but also for those situations in which objective parameters must be related to the perceptual response of users.

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Item ID: 41257
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/41257/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:41257
DOI: 10.1016/j.apacoust.2016.04.013
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2016.04.013
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 27 Jun 2016 11:49
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2019 16:52
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