Having in mind the environmental problems related to traffic, the course gives the possibility to specialize in an area of increasing importance. The course focuses on building acoustics and community noise and is thought for students who already have education in acoustics.
See Chalmers Studieportal for more details.
|When:||4th quarter of each academic year|
The course focuses on the following subjects:
- The physics of sound propagation outdoors including
- Meterological conditions, ground impedance, barriers.
- Prediction schemes for sound propagation outdoors.
- Traffic noise sources. Description of the main sources (e.g. tyre noise, noise from trains).
- Standards and legislation concerning traffic noise, as well as future European Traffic Noise Policy.
- Traffic noise and city planning.
- Prediction schemes for the sound insulation of unbounded and finite panels, double walls, windows, doors
- Noise from technical equipment inside buildings such as heating systems, ventilation and air condition systems in Buildings (HVAC), elevators, water supplies etc
- Standards and legislation concerning building acoustics.
Included in the course is an engineering exercise.
- “Building Acoustics” by T. E. Vigran and course literature produced by Applied Acoustics.
For the course syllabus (e.g. intended learning outcomes) please see the course page at Chalmers.