Is a dome structure (e.g. geodome or binishell) more or less likely to transmit inside noise to the outside world, compared to the usual parallelepiped structure, at equal other conditions (same building materials, same volume, etc)?

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    usual parallelepiped structure - What is that? Are you talking about residential buildings or something else? Normally we'd worry about outside noise getting inside. Did you mean to ask about inside noise getting out?
    – JPhi1618
    Jul 12, 2019 at 19:19
  • This is a seriously complicated problem to analyse, you need to thing about the natural frequencies of the individual parts and how they act when in contact. Not something that can be attempted from a couple of quick calculations...
    – Solar Mike
    Jul 12, 2019 at 19:46
  • I find it dubious that there would be much of a difference. If you have the goal of preventing noise transmission, I think the quality of the materials and construction will dwarf the actual shape of the structure. I'd go for a traditional shape, just because of difficulty getting someone skilled both in noise transmission and dome construction. Jul 13, 2019 at 6:42
  • @ JPhi1618 - I am talking about residential buildings and I mean exactly preventing inside noise from getting out.
    – drabsv
    Jul 13, 2019 at 10:23


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