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…

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.…

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…

New paper open openPSTD software

The Elsevier journal Computer Physics Communications, has accepted the paper titled: “openPSTD: the open source pseudospectral time-domain method for acoustic propagation”, by Maarten Hornikx, Thomas Krijnen and Louis van Harten. The paper presents the implementation of our open source software openPSTD (www.openPSTD.org) for accurate computation of sound propagation in the built environment. The software will be…

New paper on wind effects on sound propagation from road traffic

The journal of the European Acoustics Association (EAA), Acta Acustica United with Acoustics, has just accepted the paper titled: "Numerical investigation of the effect of crosswind on sound propagation outdoors", by Maarten Hornikx and Timothy van Renterghem. In the paper, we show that the effect of wind on noise propagation from a line source (like…

Soundwalk Rome

At January 28, partners of the EC FP7 project 'SONORUS: the urban sound planner' have carried out a survey of the acoustic environment of the Colloseum and Palatino area in Rome. From Eindhoven, Fotis Georgiou, Raúl Pagan, Nicole van Hout and Maarten Hornikx participated.