Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 9. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Optional for: E4, F4, F4tf, M3, Pi4, V4sa. Course coordinator: Teknisk doktor Karl-Ola Lundberg,, Byggnadsmekanik. Prerequisites: FMA012 Mathematics, Basic Course or FMA420 Linear Algebra, FMA410 Calculus in One Variable, FMA430 Calculus in several variables. Recommended prerequisits: VTA030 Engineering Acoustics, Introductory Course. Assessment: To pass the course the student has to complete calculation exercises and larger project tasks. For the higher grades 4 and 5 there is also required an oral presentation.

To give knowledge about wave propagation in different materials and components and use this in order to limit effects of noise.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Foundations in acoustics are presented. Measures like acoustic power, intensity, wave impedance and sound level are defined. Wave propagation in an infinite, elastic media and rods, beams and plates is discussed. The general field equations for an elastic soil are presented. The principle of Hamilton is frequently used to derive governing equations or to find approximate solutions to acoustic problems. Power methods such as SEA and first order SEA are also included in the course. These aspects are treated together in a larger project

A short course in structure-borne sound, M. Heckl