Division of Applied Acoustics
Dr. Elena Shabalina of d&b audiotechnik will speak about “Environmental Noise Prediction for Open Air Events” on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 13 h in the TA lecture hall.
In the past the main focus of loudspeaker manufacturers and sound system designers was to provide the best possible sound quality for the listeners. With the number of these events increasing along with the number of the affected inhabitants and their complaints, the focus is shifting towards including predicting and minimising the noise in the neighbourhood in the planning of an open air event. d&b and SoundPLAN came up with a way to close the gap between the environmental noise propagation models and a complex loudspeaker system models and a software tool NoizCalc that combines both. This presentation consists of two parts: the first deals with the motivation and the theoretical background of the NoizCalc prediction method and the second suggests a method of calculating the influence of audience on the propagation of sound
By the way …
Master’s Programme Sound and Vibration
International Student Design Competition on Room Acoustics
Urban Sound Planning (SONORUS)
MOOC on Communication Acoustics
Members of the Division of Applied Acoustics have contributed to two massive open online courses:
Both courses are freely accessible!
Welcome to the Division of Applied Acoustics at Chalmers
Chalmers University of Technology is a Swedish technical university having its campus right in the heart of Gothenburg. Our division is located on this campus and we belong to the department of Architecture and Civil Engineering. The research activities have traditionally been devoted to structure-borne sound in buildings and vehicles, noise control engineering, architectural acoustics, and electroacoustics.
During the recent years the research profile of the division has been expanded. Today tyre/road noise, railway noise, active control of of sound and vibration, urban sound planning, sound and vibration quality, and audio technology are key research areas. The Vibroacoustics Group led by Prof. Wolfgang Kropp is today one of the leading research groups in tyre/road noise modelling. The research in the Audio Technology Group revolves around 3D sound capture and reproduction by means of arrays of microphones and loudspeakers. Array technologies for ultrasound applications also in the portfolio.
We are responsible for the undergraduate and graduated education in acoustics at Chalmers University of Technology. Our education has its roots in our research. With our International Master’s Programme in Sound and Vibration we pass our knowledge to future specialists in the field of acoustics.