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Lecture "Fundamentals of Acoustics"

 

Basic Information

 
 
Lecture overview  
  Lecturers:   Jan Abshagen  (lecture) and Thorben Kaak (exercise)  
  Room:   F-SR III (see Univis for details)  
  Language:   English  
  Term:   Winter term  
  Target group:   Students in electrical engineering  
  Prerequisites:   Previous knowledge about digital signal processing and linear systems.  
  Contents:  

During the lecture and the exercises basic knowledge about the principles of sound and vibrations and their applications in the field of underwater acoustics should be acquired. Students should learn about the physical and technical aspects of noise generation, noise measurements, and noise reduction in underwater environments. By means of comparison the students should recognize the differences between waterborne and airborne sound. Elementary methods and techniques of underwater sound measurements should also be understood by the listeners of the lecture.

 
     

Topic overview:

  • Fundamentals of vibrations
    • Mechanical oscillators
    • Electro-mechanic analogy
    • Vibrating string
  • Theory of sound fields
    • Basic equations
    • Simple sound sources
    • Reflection
    • Refraction
    • Absorption
  • Sound and systems
    • Resonators
    • Filters
    • Waveguides
    • Enclosed spaces
    • Diffuse sound field
  • Transducers
    • Electroacoustic transduction
    • Radiation pattern
    • Hydroacoustic transducers
  • Sound-structure interaction
    • Vibrating plate
    • Sound radiation
    • Flow-induced noise
    • Quite structure design
  • Ship acoustics
    • Structure-borne sound
    • Interior noise
    • Transmission loss
    • Source level
  • Acoustic sensor systems
    • Directivity
    • Antenna design
    • Hydroacoustic antennas
    • Interior flow noise
  • Underwater noise measurement
    • Reverberation
    • Ambient noise
    • Ship noise
    • Noise mapping
    • Ocean monitoring
  • Impulsive underwater noise
    • Construction noise
    • Wind turbines
    • Acoustics of air bubbles
    • Noise reduction
  • Oceanographic Instruments
    • Acoustic Doppler current profiler
    • Seafloor acoustic systems
    • Acoustic tomography
 


 
  References:  
  • L. Kinsler, A. Frey, A. Coppens, J. Sanders: Fundamentals of Acoustics, Wiley, 2009
  • J. Blauert, N. Xiang: Acoustics for Engineers, Springer, 2008
  • R. Lerch, G. Sessler, D. Wolf: Technische Akustik, Springer, 2009
  • M. Möser: Technische Akustik, Springer 2015
  • R. Urick: Principles of Underwater Sound, McGraw-Hill, 1975
  • H. Medwin: Sounds in the Sea, Cambridge, 2005<
  • J. Abshagen: Wasserschallmessungen, M. Möser (Hsg.), Springer, 2018
 
  Picture sources:  
  • F. Gerdes, M. Görler, M. Wildemann, A. Müller, C. Zerbs: Measurements of pile driving noise at the research platform FINO3. In: W. Kropp, O. von Estorff and B. Schulte-Fortkamp (eds.), Proceedings of the 45th International Congress on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2016, German Acoustical Society, 7126 - 7133, 2016
  • E. Schmidtke: Kreisarray zur Richtungsbestimmung akustischer Signale. Fortschritte der Akustik - DAGA 2016 (Aachen), 147 - 149, 2016
  • J. Abshagen, D. Stiller, V. Nejedl: Schallausbreitung in einem Oberflächenkanal im norwegischen Sognefjord. Fortschritte der Akustik - DAGA 2018 (München), 863 - 865, 2018
 

 

News

No lecture and no exercise on Wednesday, January 15th! (Bomb defusal)

 

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