Tutorials about Materials and Wall Types

In order to do simulations in ODEON, all surfaces in the room need to get acoustics properties. In the material list you can choose absorption coefficients from our material library and add scattering. You can also add transparency or transmission for the surfaces. 


Material List Part 1: Overview

Overview of the Material List and the options you have there.


Material List Part 2: Material Libraries

The Material Libraries contains absorption coefficients for a huge range of materials available in ODEON. 


Material List Part 3: Surface List (Scattering and Transparency)

​Manually set absorption coefficients, scattering and transparency.

Material List Part 4: Quick Estimate

Make a quick (not 100% accurate) estimate during the setting of material, in order to follow the development of the acoustics in relation to the material. 


Material List Part 5: Transmission

You can use ODEON for transmission cases, where you want to include the transmission through walls from one room to another. Add sound transmission as a reduction index [ISO 140, part 4] in 1/3 octave bands to single or double walls in ODEON for calculation of the resulting room acoustics with transmission of sound.


Sound transmission

An older video also explaining the transmission in more detail. 


Diffraction of wall types

A video on when to use fractional, exterior or normal wall types to compensate for curved surfaces modelled as many plane surfaces or details that are not actually in the room model. See how ODEON looks differently on exterior and interior surfaces in a room.