Noise and Vibration in Environment

  • Class 45
  • Practice 12
  • Independent work 93
Total 150

Course title

Noise and Vibration in Environment

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Lecturers and associates

Course objectives

Noise indicators.
Methods of noise protection.
Airborne sound insulation; Impact noise sound insulation.
Noise barriers.
Noise maps.
Sound in tubes and ducts.
Measurement microphones.
Midterm exam.
Norms and regulation; Personal noise protection.
Advanced noise control in single channel and multi channel systems; Control systems with feedback.
Single degree of freedom systems; Multi degree of freedom systems.
Characteristics and parameters of vibration; Vibration damping methods.
Measurement accelerometers.
Hand-arm vibration; Whole-body vibration; Norms and regulation.
Final exam.

Required reading

Domitrović, Hrvoje; Jambrošić, Kristian; Petošić, Antonio (2015.), Prijenos zvuka, Element
Tihomil Jelaković (1978.), Zvuk, sluh, arhitektonska akustika, Školska knjiga
Malcolm J. Crocker (2007.), Handbook of Noise and Vibration Control, John Wiley and Sons
David A. Bies, Colin Hansen, Carl Howard (2017.), Engineering Noise Control, Fifth Edition, CRC Press

Minimal learning outcomes

  • Distinguish sound and vibration indicators based on sound pressure, intensity and power levels and vibration levels
  • Explain the origin of mechanical vibrations and basic principles of their abatement
  • Calculate measures for indoor and outdoor noise protection
  • Operate instruments for measuring noise and vibration levels
  • Use noise maps and other indicators for estimating imission levels and evaluating soundscapes
  • Apply noise and vibration protection laws and regulations for determining their influence on people
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