Acoustic absorption data
Click here to see library structure and list of material manufacturers
How to make a spreadsheet e.g. in Excel and insert in into the ODEON library
Watch the video and read below how to build up a spreadsheet in a format that can be pasted into the material library.
Manufacturer can make a list of up to 100 materials from number 0-99. If you represent a material manufacturer, contact us to get a link on the manufacturer list at email@example.com. See how to create material data-files below.
The materials from manufacturer should be filled into a spreadsheet like this example material lists. The spreadsheet should always have 10 columns for description of the material and 8 columns for the absorption coefficients in 1/1-octave bands. When using the above Excel sheet as standard, materials can be loaded into the material library by the following points:
The blue column headings in the spreadsheet (e.g. Excel) cannot be changed and represent: manufacturer name, material name, web-address to measuring report or homepage and the 8 octave bands. When a web-address is available it is possible to open a web-browser at that address from within odeon when the material is selected. The absorption coefficients of each material should be written in 1/1-octaves from 63 Hz to 8000 Hz and must be in the range 0..1. If the two outer octaves 63 or 8000 Hz are not measured/available (Do not write 0.0), just leave the cells blank in the spreadsheet, if no measurement has been made then Odeon will use the absorption for 125Hz and/or 4000Hz respectively and automatically make a note in the text string that one or both of the outer octaves has been estimated.