ASTM C634 - 13

    Standard Terminology Relating to Building and Environmental Acoustics

    Active Standard ASTM C634 | Developed by Subcommittee: E33.07

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.06


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This terminology covers terms and definitions related to environmental acoustics. Only definitions common to two or more standards under the jurisdiction of Committee E33 are listed here. The purpose of this terminology is to promote uniformity of key definitions. Definitions pertinent to only one standard and exceptions to the definitions listed below are contained in the individual standards and should be used when following those standards.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C367 Test Methods for Strength Properties of Prefabricated Architectural Acoustical Tile or Lay-In Ceiling Panels

    C384 Test Method for Impedance and Absorption of Acoustical Materials by Impedance Tube Method

    C423 Test Method for Sound Absorption and Sound Absorption Coefficients by the Reverberation Room Method

    C522 Test Method for Airflow Resistance of Acoustical Materials

    C635 Specification for the Manufacture, Performance, and Testing of Metal Suspension Systems for Acoustical Tile and Lay-in Panel Ceilings

    C636 Practice for Installation of Metal Ceiling Suspension Systems for Acoustical Tile and Lay-In Panels

    C667 Specification for Prefabricated Reflective Insulation Systems for Equipment and Pipe Operating at Temperatures above Ambient Air

    C871 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Thermal Insulation Materials for Leachable Chloride, Fluoride, Silicate, and Sodium Ions

    E90 Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Airborne Sound Transmission Loss of Building Partitions and Elements

    E336 Test Method for Measurement of Airborne Sound Attenuation between Rooms in Buildings

    E413 Classification for Rating Sound Insulation

    E477 Test Method for Laboratory Measurements of Acoustical and Airflow Performance of Duct Liner Materials and Prefabricated Silencers

    E492 Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Impact Sound Transmission Through Floor-Ceiling Assemblies Using the Tapping Machine

    E497 Practice for Installing Sound-Isolating Lightweight Partitions

    E557 Guide for Architectural Design and Installation Practices for Sound Isolation between Spaces Separated by Operable Partitions

    E596 Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Noise Reduction of Sound-Isolating Enclosures

    E756 Test Method for Measuring Vibration-Damping Properties of Materials

    E795 Practices for Mounting Test Specimens During Sound Absorption Tests

    E966 Guide for Field Measurements of Airborne Sound Attenuation of Building Facades and Facade Elements

    E989 Classification for Determination of Impact Insulation Class (IIC)

    E1007 Test Method for Field Measurement of Tapping Machine Impact Sound Transmission Through Floor-Ceiling Assemblies and Associated Support Structures

    E1014 Guide for Measurement of Outdoor A-Weighted Sound Levels

    E1042 Classification for Acoustically Absorptive Materials Applied by Trowel or Spray

    E1050 Test Method for Impedance and Absorption of Acoustical Materials Using a Tube, Two Microphones and a Digital Frequency Analysis System

    E1110 Classification for Determination of Articulation Class

    E1111 Test Method for Measuring the Interzone Attenuation of Open Office Components

    E1123 Practices for Mounting Test Specimens for Sound Transmission Loss Testing of Naval and Marine Ship Bulkhead Treatment Materials

    E1124 Test Method for Field Measurement of Sound Power Level by the Two-Surface Method

    E1129/E1129M Specification for Thermocouple Connectors

    E1130 Test Method for Objective Measurement of Speech Privacy in Open Plan Spaces Using Articulation Index

    E1179 Specification for Sound Sources Used for Testing Open Office Components and Systems

    E1222 Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of the Insertion Loss of Pipe Lagging Systems

    E1264 Classification for Acoustical Ceiling Products

    E1265 Test Method for Measuring Insertion Loss of Pneumatic Exhaust Silencers

    E1289 Specification for Reference Specimen for Sound Transmission Loss

    E1332 Classification for Rating Outdoor-Indoor Sound Attenuation

    E1374 Guide for Open Office Acoustics and Applicable ASTM Standards

    E1408 Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of the Sound Transmission Loss of Door Panels and Door Systems

    E1414 Test Method for Airborne Sound Attenuation Between Rooms Sharing a Common Ceiling Plenum

    E1433 Guide for Selection of Standards on Environmental Acoustics

    E1503 Test Method for Conducting Outdoor Sound Measurements Using a Digital Statistical Sound Analysis System

    E1573 Test Method for Evaluating Masking Sound in Open Offices Using A-Weighted and One-Third Octave Band Sound Pressure Levels

    E1574 Test Method for Measurement of Sound in Residential Spaces

    E1686 Guide for Applying Environmental Noise Measurement Methods and Criteria

    E1704 Guide for Specifying Acoustical Performance of Sound-Isolating Enclosures

    E1779 Guide for Preparing a Measurement Plan for Conducting Outdoor Sound Measurements

    E1780 Guide for Measuring Outdoor Sound Received from a Nearby Fixed Source

    E2179 Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of the Effectiveness of Floor Coverings in Reducing Impact Sound Transmission Through Concrete Floors

    E2202 Practice for Measurement of Equipment-Generated Continuous Noise for Assessment of Health Hazards

    E2235 Test Method for Determination of Decay Rates for Use in Sound Insulation Test Methods

    E2249 Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Airborne Transmission Loss of Building Partitions and Elements Using Sound Intensity

    E2459 Guide for Measurement of In-Duct Sound Pressure Levels from Large Industrial Gas Turbines and Fans

    E2638 Test Method for Objective Measurement of the Speech Privacy Provided by a Closed Room

    ANSI Standard

    ANSIS1.11 Octave-Band and Fractional Octave-Band Analog and Digital Filters, Specifications for

    ANSIS1.4 Specification for Sound Level Meters Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.

    ANSIS1.6 Preferred Frequencies, Frequency Levels, and Band Numbers for Acoustical Measurements


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 01.040.91 (Construction materials and building (Vocabularies)); 91.120.20 (Acoustics in buildings. Sound insulation)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30141601(Acoustical insulation); 81141803(Acoustics or noise control)


    DOI: 10.1520/C0634

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