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VTA135 - Audio technology and acoustics
 
Owner: LVMAS
5,0 Credits (ECTS 7,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: A
Department: 50 - CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0198 Examination 5,0 c Grading: TH   5,0 c    

In programs

TDATA COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING - Other elective courses, Year 4 (elective)
LVMAS MSc PROGRAMME IN SOUND AND VIBRATION, Year 1 (elective)
TITEA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)
TITEA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TELTA ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Mendel Kleiner



Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Aim

Many engineers come in contact with acoustics. Electronics engineers may deal with communication systems where sound is an integral part, such as virtual reality systems, voice recognition systems and sound playback systems. Engineers from electronics as well as from physics, mechanics and civil engineering will often need at least the basic understanding of sound propagation, sound in cavities, absorbers, wall transmission loss, etc. The course aims at giving this basic understanding.

Goal

The course gives an overview of the area of acoustics. After the course the student should have some fundamental theoretical knowledge about acoustics and enough basic understanding of sound and vibration to be able to handle simple problems within the area.

Content

The course comprises the following parts:
Fundamentals of acoustic
* Sound pressure, particle velocity, sound sources
* Array technology
* Radiation impedance, intensity and power
* Hearing
* Basic psychoacoustics with regard to audio systems
Sound fields in rooms
* Concepts of geometrical, statistical and physi-cal acoustics
* Subjective aspects of room acoustics
* Audio technology
* Sound recording
* Sound reproduction
* Microphones, construction principles
* Loudspeakers, construction principles
* Headphones, construction principles
* Digital sound recording and reproduction
Sound and vibration insulation
* Transmission loss and vibration loss
The course also comprises in-class exercises and two lab exercises.

Literature

Book such as: Kinsler et al. "Fundamentals of Acoustics", John Wiley and Sons, or similar.

Examination

Written examination.


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