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260035 LP Laboratory Acoustics (2020W)

10.00 ECTS (6.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik
Continuous assessment of course work



max. 4 participants
Language: English



Preparatory Meeting: Thursday, 08 October 2020, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Acoustics Research Institute (Institut für Schallforschung) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Wohllebengasse 12-14, 1040 Vienna.

Please wear a mask to cover mouth and nose.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Research in acoustics needs a blend of different techniques from various scientific areas like physics, mathematics, phonetics and psychology. In this course, students will work on practical problems within the broad field of acoustics ranging from sound generation to perception.

Potential topics will include generation of sound fields with spherical loudspeaker arrays, coherent state theory, simulations of the human vocal tract and the wave propagation around human morphologies and noise barriers, inverse problems in room acoustics, computational modeling, and the perception of potentially bistable sounds depending on their particular properties. After a short introduction to the basics of acoustics and potential topics, students will select their individual problem, work on it autonomously but under close supervision, and finally document and present their results to their colleagues.

There is the possibility to accept more than 4 students, so if you are on the waiting list please come to the preparatory meeting.

Assessment and permitted materials

Attendance (depending on the topic can be virtual, hybrid or at the institute.)

Presentation + reports at the end and during the course

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Basic programming skills (e.g., C++, Matlab/Octave/Scilab, python, ...)

Basics in analysis and linear algebra

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory

M-VAF A 2, M-VAF B, MaG 33, MaG 34, LA-Ph213

Last modified: Tu 29.09.2020 14:09