Intensity and Loudness of Sound Waves Calculator

The Intensity and Loudness of Sound Waves Calculator will calculate the:

  1. Intensity of sound waves when energy of sound and distance from the source are known.
  2. Loudness of sound waves when their intensity is known.

Intensity and Loudness of Sound Waves Calculator
Intensity and Loudness of Sound Waves Calculator Results (detailed calculations and formula below)
The intensity of sound waves when energy of sound and distance from the source are known is W/m2
The loudness of sound waves when their intensity is known is dB
Intensity And Loudness Of Sound Waves Calculator Input Values
Energy of sound waves (E) J
Speed of sound wave (v) m/s
Distance from the source (r) m
Archimedes constant (π)
Threshold of hearing (I0) W/m2

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Intensity of sound wave Formula and Calculation

I = E × v/4π × r3

The Intensity of sound wave formula is obtained by the combination of three other formulae

Formula 1

I = P/4π × r2

Formula 2

P = E/t

Formula 3

t = r/v

Loudness of sound wave Formula and Calculation

L(dB) = 10 × logE × v × I0/4π × r3

The Loudness of sound wave formula is obtained by the combination of two other formulae

Formula 1

L(dB) = 10 × logI/I0

Formula 2

I = E × v/4π × r3

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