Assessment of acoustical characteristics for historical baths (hammams)


7th European Conference on Noise Control 2008, EURONOISE 2008, Paris, France, 29 June - 04 July 2008, pp.4173-4178 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Paris
  • Country: France
  • Page Numbers: pp.4173-4178
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Comprehensive studies are necessary to better understand the original acoustical characteristics of historical baths (hamams) in order to discover the historical technologies establishing good acoustical performance in these structures and keep their proper functioning for long periods of time. The study was conducted on Sengul Hamam, a historical Turkish bath dated to 15 th century, belonging to the Ottoman period. Its acoustical characteristics were examined by using 3D computer modelling and acoustical simulation methods supported by laboratory analyses. The joint interpretation of the results was done in order to assess the original acoustical features of historical Turkish baths and acoustical failures related to unconscious recent repairs.