Dec 10, 2023  
Rensselaer Catalog 2021-2022 
Rensselaer Catalog 2021-2022 [Archived Catalog]

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ARCH 4810 - Sonics Research Lab 2

The second semester of the Sonics Research Lab includes advanced acoustical measurement techniques. Another important part of the semester curriculum concerns noise sources, noise control, and vibration measurements. State-of-the-art, commercial software and the school’s research-based software will be used for simulation/analysis/measurement of room acoustics in order to show the students how such technical tools assist in acoustics research and consulting practice for the design of performance and public spaces. The course will also give students a deeper theoretical understanding of architectural acoustics in order to assist them in room acoustics research. There will also be labs to reflect typical measurement procedures and (if time permits) site visits to acoustics research labs and different types of acoustical spaces. The Sonics Research Lab 2 emphasizes more training on independent hands-on and problem-solving skills (than the Sonics Research Lab 1). B.S. and B.Arch., and other school students can only register for the 4000 level of this course and M.S. in Architecture students must register only for the 6000 level of this course.

This course is required of all graduate students in the M.S. in Architectural Sciences with Concentration in Acoustics, and in co-term. Other undergraduate students from Architecture and Engineering can take it as a minor course at the 4000 level.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: ARCH 4870 Sonics Research Lab 1.

When Offered: Spring term annually.

Cross Listed: ARCH 6880.

Credit Hours: 2

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