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Vibrations of discrete and continuous systems, fundamental and modern acoustics.
The fundamentals of sound, wave description and propagation, acoustic instrumentation, noise criteria, sound source types and radiated sound fields, outdoor sound propagation, environmental noise and vibration.
Knowledge outcomes:Students will obtain a knowledge of sound and vibration and its application in various environments. Skills outcomes:Students will learn how to measure and predict sound and vibration and the relationship of sound to vibration in various applications.Course ContentPart I Introduction to Acoustics1. Basic concepts2. Time varying noise and noise indices3. The ear and hearing4. Sound propagation5. Sound absorbers and room acoustics6. Sound insulationPart 2 Environmental Noise and Vibration and Human Response1. Noise barriers2. Traffic noise and low noise road surfaces3. Environmental appraisal4. Noise prediction methods5. Vibration sources in the environment6. Noise mapping and tranquillityLaboratory classes:1. Measuring sound2. Response of rectangular plates3. Sound absorption4. Response in structures5. Liquefaction
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Chapra, S C & Canale, R P;
Numerical Methods for Engineers;
McGraw Hill, 2010.
Clough, R W and Penzien, J;
Dynamics of Structures;
McGraw Hill, 1993.
Hansen, C H;
Noise Control: from Concept to Application;
Spon Press, London.
Humar, J L;
Dynamics of Structures;
AA Balkema Publishers, 2002.
Prentice Hall, 2008.
Prentice Hall, 2011.
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Domestic fee $1,102.00
International fee $5,500.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
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