A Study on the Sound That Occurs When Opening and Closing the JANGJIMUN of a HANOK(Traditional Korean House)

A Study on the Sound That Occurs When Opening and Closing the JANGJIMUN of a HANOK(Traditional Korean House)

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Volume-69 Issue-6
Year of Publication : 2021
Authors : Ik-Soo Ahn
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V69I6P215

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Ik-Soo Ahn, "A Study on the Sound That Occurs When Opening and Closing the JANGJIMUN of a HANOK(Traditional Korean House)," International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, vol. 69, no. 6, pp. 105-110, 2021. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V69I6P215

The beauty and convenience of HANOK(Korean traditional style house), a traditional Korean house, is widely known. Representatively, HANOK`s ONDOL culture for heating and ventilation facilities for cooling are scientific and original, and are admired by people around the world. HANOK is manufactured by elaborately assembling without using nails, and it is beautiful and practical rather than magnificent. There are many reactions that the sounds generated when using HANOK are not stimulating and feel emotional and comfortable. Based on such reaction, in this paper, among the sounds generated when using HANOK, the sound generated when opening and closing JANGJIMUN (a room door of traditional Korean house) was studied. For the study, the acoustic component of JANGJIMUN sound was analyzed and the hearing of people who listened to JANGJIMUN sound was tested. As a result of the study, HANOK`s JANGJIMUN sound with CHANGHOJI (HANJI: Korea`s representative paper) tautly affixed to the grid patterned door frame slidably opens and closes through the groove of MUNJIBANG (traditional Korean threshold), producing a very heavy, stable, refreshing and soft sound. I could see that it was being done. It was found that the sound component was composed of the frequencies of the middle and low tones and comfortably comforted the human hearing as if whispering. In the future, research on HANOK should continue in various ways.


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