GENERATION CHARACTERISTICS OF WAVE SOUNDS AS A FACTOR OF BEACH AMENITY

Hitoshi Murakami, Sadahiko Itoh, Yoshihiko Hosoi, Hideo Araki, Tsuyoshi Koyabu

Abstract


This study deals with the comfortableness of wave sounds from physiological and psychological aspects. Firstly, the difference of wave sound generation mechanisim between plunging and spilling breakers is discussed on basis of the variation characteristics of sound pressure level and the volume of air bubbles in water. Secondly, the comfortableness of wave sounds is investigated based on the genaration characteristics of the brain wave and the result of questionnaire surveys of auditory test.

Keywords


beach amenity; wave sounds

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