Course syllabus


VTAN01, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board D
Date of Decision: 2016-04-08

General Information

Elective for: V4-hb, V5-ko
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The purpose of the course in acoustics is to give knowledge of sound propagation in different media, namely in fluids such as air and in vibrating systems of solid structural elements, where different wave types (i.e. longitudinal waves, transversal waves and bending waves) together with their properties, are introduced.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Different wave types and their respective properties. Longitudinal, transversal and bending waves. Wave propagation in beams and plates. Wave propagation, transmission and reflection in and between different meda. Damping mechanisms and the mathematical description. Plates with damping layers. The concept of impedance. Inimpedance in beams and plates. Transmission of structure bourne sound. Periodical structures. Noise in ventilation systems. Statistical Energy Analysis. Sound radiation from structures. Elementary sound radiators. Acoustics in volumes.

The course contains a larger project task where several of these aspects are included.

The course contains three laborations á 4 hours where the content varies depending on the focus of the course during the given year. Example of laborations are:

Project tasks
The course contain a project task that is aimed at a topic according to the given foces of the course, such as:

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Passed written exam, passed project task and passed laboration reports.


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: VTAF01 Sound in Building and Environment
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VTA016, VTA060, VTAF05

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Delphine Bard,
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