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Building Acoustics and Noise Control - DESC9191

Year - 2018

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.

Classes
Lectures 3 hrs/wk

Assessment
Two projects: 1x2000wd theoretical report (40%); 1x1500wd practical report (60%)

Additional information
This unit is offered in even-numbered years.

Assumed knowledge
DESC9200 or DESC9138

Details

Faculty: Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Architectural and Design Science
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Assoc Prof Densil Cabrera
HECS Band: 2
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