An assessment model of classroom acoustical environment based on fuzzy comprehensive evaluation method

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The model classifies five major factors affecting overall assessment model into several subsets alternatives. The weightings of these main criteria and alternatives were collected through questionnaires among students based on analytic hierarchy process methodology (AHP). An evaluation score was calculated from the proposed model with the weightings generated from AHP method. In this paper, classrooms in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University were used to develop the assessment model. The result shows that the evaluation score of PolyU classrooms is about 87.2, which refers to “Good” evaluation set. It indicates that classrooms in PolyU needs to be improved. The weightings generated from AHP method can be considered for the importance of each alternatives. The assessment model can provide proper recommendation to universities for acoustic treatment so as to increase the acoustic quality of the educational environment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292-296
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Acoustics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017


  • Acoustical environment
  • Analytic hierarchy process
  • Assessment model
  • Fuzzy comprehensive evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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