13D031ADP - Acoustic Design of Rooms

Course specification
Course title Acoustic Design of Rooms
Acronym 13D031ADP
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study doctoral studies
Lecturer (for classes)
    Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
      Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
        ESPB 9.0 Status elective
        Condition No prerequisite
        The goal The rooms are the most common form of acoustic transmission systems. The object of the course is to provide the student with the necessary knowledge of the methods for adjusting the acoustic response of the room. The course contains basic characteristics of the absorbers and diffusers as well as their application.
        The outcome Students after this course should understand the methods for controlling the sound field in the room and adjusting the room acoustic response according to its purpose.Subjective effects of the sound field in the room
        Contents of lectures Types of absorbent materials, porous materials, acoustic resonators, mechanical resonators. Types of diffusers, calculation of their structure. Subjective effects of reflection and reverberation. Basic acoustics characteristics of rooms for speech, for sound reproduction and for sound production (concert and opera halls).
        Contents of exercises Measurement of absorption coefficient and scattering coefficient. Measurements in rooms of different purpose.
        1. Heinrich Kuttruf, "Room acoustics", Spon press, London, 2000. (Original title)
        2. Trevor J. Cox, Peter D’Antonio, "Acoustic Absorbers and Diffusers, Theory, design and application", Spon Press, London, 2005 (Original title)
        Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
        Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
        Methods of teaching Discussion with professor, practical work in laboratory and "in city"
        Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
        Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
        Activites during lectures 20 Test paper
        Practical lessons 20 Oral examination 30
        Seminars 30