Two PhD defenses on Building Acoustics!

At July 1st, both Yi Qin and Indra Sihar will defend their PhD theses. applicable to other types of lightweight floors. Indra Sihar present his work titled: Numerical modelling of transient low-frequency sound propagation and vibration in buildings. His defense starts at 11AM sharp and can be attended online via this Teams link, or at…

PhD vacancy on modelling room acoustics via the diffusion equation

Are you interested to further develop a numerical model to model room acoustics, to be part ofa project on open source software development together with other researchers, acoustic consultants and (software) companies? Then apply no later than April 15 for this PhD position of the Building Acoustics group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) photo: Pongsagorn…

Residents of Groene Hart develop aircraft noise measurement network

Annette Pietersen, Guus Elkhuizen, Jan Leendert van den Heuvel and Maarten Hornikx are working together on a citizen measurement network Airplane noise Groene Hart. Source: nieuwkoper.nl The number of flights to and from Schiphol doubled between 1990 and 2018 to almost five hundred thousand a year. This growth has led to a significant increase in nuisance…

Funding for open source project on room acoustics

NWO has funded the research proposal A new era of room acoustics simulation software: from academic advances to a sustainable open source project and community. The project will start in 2022, headed by Maarten Hornikx and prof. Alexander Serebrenik. The research and utilization summary can be found below. Here is an interview about the awarded…

Collaboration with eScience center on room acoustics software

The ability to predict acoustics of indoor spaces is highly important to for example avoid noise annoyance in open plan office, to promote speech transmission in sport halls and to optimize acoustics in concert halls. Do to the nature of sound with its small wavelengths compared to the dimensions of typical indoor spaces, no researchers…

Dingding Xie joins Building Acoustics team

We are glad to announce that the virtual acoustics research theme is enforced by Dingding Xie. She is joining on a two-year CSC visiting scholarship. Dingding will contribute to the research line on room acoustics modelling for acoustic virtual reality, thereby utilizing a machine learning approach. Dingding holds a degree in Underwater Acoustics from the…

PhD defense Huiqing Wang

At October 6, 4PM local time, Huiqing Wang will defend his PhD thesis titled Room acoustic modeling with the time-domain discontinuous Galerkin method. Huiqing has further developed the discontinuous Galerkin method to predict sound propagation in rooms. The 1 hour defence can be attended online via this link in MS Teams. The PDF of the…

Effects of sound environment on performance of studying for an exam in an open learning environment.

One of the functions of open-plan study environments is to study for exams. The influence of the background noise, that is different number of people talking in the background and different room acoustic conditions, on the (perceived) performance of students is investigated here. First author Ella Braat-Eggen (with a PhD from our group) is working…

Auralization of a car pass-by using measured impulse responses

In our recent open-access paper in Applied Acoustics, we publish a method to auralize a pass-by of a car in a street based on measured impulse responses. Listening tests have assisted to discover the influence of the resolution of impulse response source positions on audible differences. First author is Fotis Georgiou, he obtained his PhD from…