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Rensselaer Catalog 2008-2009 
Rensselaer Catalog 2008-2009 [Archived Catalog]

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ARCH 6820 - Research Methods in Acoustics

The goals of this course are the following: (1) to use lab projects to develop a deeper, hands-on understanding of measurement techniques, computer-modeling methods, signal processing and signal analysis, and (2) to prepare for specific research work with individualized projects in acoustics. Students perform some of the common design/measurement tasks that are found in an acoustical consultancy: determination of sound pressure level, measurement of sound level in dBA, octave band and third octave band filtering, reverberation time and room impulse response measurement, sound absorption by the standing wave (Kundt) tube method, sound absorption by the room method, sound power, sound radiation, sound insulation, vibration isolation, room-acoustics modeling (computer simulation), binaural auralization.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisites: ARCH 4850 Architectural Acoustics 2, ARCH 6980 Master’s Project, and ARCH 6990 Master Thesis. Corequisite for: ARCH 4840 Architectural Acoustics 1.

When Offered: Fall term annually.

Credit Hours: 3

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