Effect Of Pyramidal Dome Geometry On The Acoustical Characteristics In A Mosque

Dg Hafizah, Kassim and Azma, Putra and Mohd Jailani, Mohd Nor and Noryani, Muhammad (2014) Effect Of Pyramidal Dome Geometry On The Acoustical Characteristics In A Mosque. Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Sciences (JMES), 7. pp. 1127-1133. ISSN 2289-4659

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As an important symbol in Islam, a mosque is built with architectural grandeur. Among the characteristics is its high ceiling and it is usually constructed with a typical spherical dome shape. Some mosques, however, are influenced by the local culture and the dome can be of a different shape, such as pyramidal, as found in mosques in Malacca, Malaysia. This paper presents an assessment of the internal acoustical characteristics of a mosque having a pyramidal dome. The study is conducted by means of computer simulation using CATT indoor acoustic software. Reverberation time and clarity are taken to evaluate the intelligibility of speech. The effect of the angle and height of the dome on the acoustical parameters is discussed. It is found that a pyramidal dome with a steeper angle contributes to poor acoustic clarity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mosque; speech intelligibility; pyramidal dome; reverberation time.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Mohd Hannif Jamaludin
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2016 07:50
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2021 17:50
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/16852
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