Building Acoustics and Noise Control (DESC9191)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit investigates the attenuation and control of noise generated by mechanical building services systems, sound insulation in buildings, and the effects of room acoustics. The unit includes fundamental theory, practical techniques to predict acoustic performance, measurement techniques and design principles. Students will gain an awareness of the statutory noise control and acoustic requirements and recommendations, current standards and sources of data. Moreover, students will obtain an ability in design and selection of acoustic treatment methods to meet those statutory requirements. Standard and advanced measurement techniques are examined. On the successful completion of this Unit students will have an awareness of the statutory noise control requirements, current standards and sources of data; an understanding of the fundamentals of the basics of sound transmission; sound pressure and power; room acoustics and human auditory response; and an ability in design and selection of acoustic treatment methods to meet those statutory requirements.

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Classes

Lectures 3 hrs/wk

Assessment

Two projects: 1 x 2,000 word theoretical report (40%); 1 x 1,500 word practical report (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Assumed knowledge: DESC9200 or DESC9138

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