Today I signed the contract as Associate Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology in the research field of Urban Acoustics! I am happy with this new step in my career and eager to continue the collaboration in and outside my research team. There are great challenges ahead of us. To mention some, we pursue on…
Author: Maarten Hornikx
We keep working on developments in the PSTD method and its open source software. On the software side, openPSTD v2.0 will be launched later this year. This version has our own user interface and the PSTD code is written in C++. The picture shows a glimpse of it. Keep an eye at http://www.openPSTD.org for the…
New journal paper
The Applied Acoustics journal has just accepted our journal paper "Meteorological effects on the noise reducing performance of a low parallel wall structure". A low parallel wall structure along major roads can reduce road traffic noise substantially. In this work we address the performance of this structure when meteorological effects do influence its noise reduction.…
The SONORUS project has finalized and summaries, views, experiences and research in the field of urban sound planning can be found in this booklet.
ITN project granted!
The proposal 'Acoutect: A sound fundament for our future buildings' has been granted by the European Commission as a H2020 Marie-Curie ITN project! I will be the coordinator of this 3.9M€ project and am proud to collaborate with the following partners: Aalto, KU Leuven, Liverpool and Chalmers (Universities), Materialize, Level Acoustics and Vibration, Matelys, Siemens, Moelven,…
Ten questions paper
My ten questions paper on computational urban acoustics is in press in the journal Building and Environment (it can be found here). The paper contains ten questions and answers related to the need for computational acoustics methods, the relevance of including various urban propagation effects in computational modelling, and to the preferable computational methods and…
Maarten has lectured on time-domain methods in acoustics in the summerschool organized by the European Acoustics Association. Maarten's lecture slides are available here!
Kick-off STW project
At Wednesday May 18, the kick-off of our STW project 'Tools to Tackle Environmental Health project' took place in Eindhoven. Our PhD students presented their results and the user committee was represented by TNO, the municipality of Eindhoven and the Harbour of Rotterdam. The project description can be found here.
Summer School in Porto
At June 11 and 12, the European summer school on Acoustics for (PhD) students will be held in Porto. Many fascinating topics on acoustics will be lectured, and my part relates to numerical methods in acoustics. Please register here.
Young Professionals Grant for Chang Liu
Chang Liu has been awarded a Young Professionals Grant for the Inter-Noise conference in Hamburg (August 2016), where she will present the paper titled 'Impedance deduction for vegetated roof surfaces: multiple geometry strategy'. The grant is issued by the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE). This is the second conference award in a row for…