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Syllabus for

Academic year
BOM235 - Sound and vibrations, basics
Ljud och vibrationer, grunder
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-21 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TISAM
3,0 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department: 20 - ARCHITECTURE AND CIVIL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 61121
Open for exchange students: No
Only students with the course round in the programme plan

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0115 Project 1,5c Grading: TH   1,5c    
0215 Examination 1,5c Grading: TH   1,5c   18 Mar 2021 am J,  09 Jun 2021 pm J,  20 Aug 2021 pm J

In programs

TISAM CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, Year 1 (compulsory)

Examiner:

Patrik Höstmad

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Eligibility

General entry requirements for bachelor's level (first cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

The same as for the programme that owns the course.
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Buildings functions and design
Introductory course in calculus
Computational mathematics

Aim

Sound and vibration attribute are important for perceived quality and for the functioning of products, buildings and urban environments. Engineers involved in planning, design and development should have a basic understanding about sound and vibrations to be able to create products, buildings and urban environments with appropriate sound and vibration properties.

The student will in the course Sound and Vibration achieve knowledge about sound and vibrations fundamental properties. From a selection of typical problems, challenges and applications in sound and vibration, the focus is on understanding of basic concepts, behaviour and phenomena in sound and vibrations and the description of these with physics and simple models. The student will get the opportunity to learn to understand and describe physical phenomena and appearance within the field of sound and vibration, and the opportunity to learn to manage and solve a smaller selection of problems in sound and vibration.

The acquired knowledge and skills will provide a basis for further courses dealing with the topic of sound and vibrations, such as dealing building acoustics or community noise.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- explain the physical properties and processes that results in oscillatory motion (e.g. mass-spring system) and wave motion (e.g. wave propagation in air)
- explain the derivation and solution of the equation for a single degree of freedom system (undamped and damped) in the time and frequency domains
- explain wave types and wave propagation in structures, ground, water and air
- explain in general terms the regulations, standards, guideline values and classifications for sound and vibrations in buildings and built environment that exist in a national and international perspective
- describe and deal with the basic concepts used in sound and vibration (e.g. sound pressure, rms value, level, reverberation time, sound insulation, sound absorption and A-weighting)
- describe and interpret acoustical signals in the time and frequency domains
- describe how humans perceive sound and vibrations (hearing, subjective experience)
- describe sound propagation from acoustical sources and phenomena that affect sound propagation
- identify typical deficiencies in the soundscape of built environment and suggest common treatments to reduce outdoor noise exposure
- identify typical deficiencies in the acoustical properties of technical solutions of buildings and suggest common treatments to reduce indoor noise exposure

Content

- oscillatory motion, wave motion, one degree of freedom system, mass-spring system, damping,
- wave types and wave propagation in structures, ground, water and air,
- regulations, standards, guideline values and classifications for sound and vibrations,
- basic concepts (e.g. sound pressure, rms value, level, reverberation time, sound insulation, sound absorption and A-weighting),
- reduction index, single wall, double wall
- frequency spectra, octave bands, 1/3 octave bands
- humans hearing and subjective experience of sound
- acoustical sources (monopole and line sources), sound propagation (plane wave, cylindrical wave, spherical wave), and phenomena that affects wave propagation (e.g. absorption, reflection, diffraction, refraction, inversion)

This course is a continuation of the course of Buildings functions and design where the topic sounds and vibrations have been introduced in a larger system. In the course Urban space and functioning, that runs parallel, sound and vibrations are introduced in a larger system. A strong link is made to this course by a project work about community noise in an urban area that is common to both courses.

Organisation

Lectures and project work.

Literature

Material produced at the Division of Applied Acoustics

Examination including compulsory elements

Examination is based on a written exam, grading TH, and written reports about the project work, grading TH.


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