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Syllabus for

Academic year
ACE200 - Building acoustics  
Byggnadsakustik
 
Syllabus adopted 2020-02-19 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPSEB
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department: 20 - ARCHITECTURE AND CIVIL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Application code: 22125
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: B+
Maximum participants: 27

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0120 Project 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c    

In programs

MPSEB STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AND BUILDING TECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPSEB STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AND BUILDING TECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Wolfgang Kropp

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Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second 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

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
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

Basic course in acoustics (e.g. 'Introduction to audio technology and acoustics' or BOM365 or BOM320 or similar).

Aim

The course gives the possibility to specialize in the area of building acoustics with focus to create supportive indoor environments. The course focuses on building acoustics for students who already have a basic education in acoustics.

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

•    Understand and explain the physics behind the propagation of sound and vibration in buildings
•    Apply models and tools to design the acoustic performance of buildings and evaluate their results critically
•    Understand and utilize standards in the field of building acoustics
•    Define and analyze demands for a good acoustic environment indoors from a customer perspective based on psychoacoustic criteria
•    Plan, implement and evaluate acoustic indoor environments in team and across disciplines

Content

The course comprises the following elements

•    Prediction schemes for the sound insulation of unbounded and finite panels double walls, windows and doors
•    The acoustic performance of wooden building elements in practical applications
•    The use of Statistical Energy Analysis in building acoustics
•    Vibrations in buildings
•    Subjective evaluation of acoustic environments
•    Typical sources of noise and vibration inside buildings, such as heating, ventilation and air condition systems in Buildings (HVAC), elevators and water supplies.
•    Standards and legislation concerning building acoustics.
•    Acoustic design of acoustic indoor environments such as class rooms, open-plan offices
•    Implementation and evaluation of acoustic environments

Organisation

The course comprises the following learning activities:

Lectures together with students from VTA 146 Room Acoustics
Project work in cooperation with Building Technology and an acoustic consultancy.

Literature

Material supplied at the course page (www.ta.chalmers.se).
or Erik Vigran (2008) Building Acoustics, CRC Press

Examination including compulsory elements

Based on the reported project work


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