Sound and vibration is part of our daily life. Sound and vibration properties are critical to the function and the quality of environments, products, and transportation. Today the design of high-speed trains, automotive vehicles, transport infrastructure, cities and buildings is strongly influenced by performance requirements with respect to sound and vibration properties.
The division of Applied Acoustics is one of the leading acoustic laboratories in Europe. Its mission is to contribute to a sustainable built environment and infrastructure as well as to support European industry in the development of products and services with appropriate sound and vibration properties.
Our strong research areas are
Prediction and Design of Urban Sound Environments
Rolling Noise (tyre/road and wheel/rail) and related aspects such as Rolling Resistance and Safety
Human Perception of Sound (primarily restoration, and emotion experiences)
Sound Design and Room Acoustics
During the recent years the division has initiated and coordinated several European projects and has been host for the MISTRA project “Soundscape Support to Health”. The division hosts the only Swedish MSc programme on Sound and Vibration, which covers a wide spectrum of the discipline acoustics (see also www.ta.chalmers.se, and run its own graduate school in Applied Acoustics.
Last modified: January 21, 2013