Promotion lecture – Krister Larsson

Teaching and learning noise control engineering – From theory to practice

Acoustics is a field of science with a broad field of applications, from buildings and transportation to earth sciences, medicine, psychology, or music. Noise is defined as unwanted sound, and the field of noise control engineering aims at creating environments without unacceptable noise, where the positive aspects of sound may flourish. The task for a noise control engineer is complex and an acoustician needs to interact with other disciplines. Measures for noise control may interfere with other product properties but despite this, products with improved noise and vibration properties are in many cases also more energy efficient and have a longer lifetime. Acousticians need many skills and tools in his/her toolbox like measurement techniques, numerical modelling, or empirical models. But much like a craftsman, the main challenge is to choose the best tool for the task at hand. The ability to select the most appropriate tool often comes with experience, but also from -confidence in your ability to apply the various methods. This is often difficult to learn within the traditional university teaching context. The course “Design of Silent Products”, given in the Master Program in Sound and Vibration at Chalmers, has been developed to partly overcome this obstacle. In the course the students are introduced to a practical design task to reduce noise. The students have the freedom to develop their own ideas and strategies and the role of the teacher is more orientated towards supervision and guidance. The presentation will introduce a view on pedagogics in the field of applied acoustics with illustrating examples taken from the course “Design of Silent Products”. 
​Welcome to the promotion lecture of Krister Larsson as Professor of the Practice at the division af Applied Acoustics. The lecture wil be held in SB3 and is around 30 minutes long plus some time for questions. After the lecture the celebration will continue in SB1 with some fika.
Category Lecture
Location: SB3-L112, lecture room, Samhällsbyggnad III, Campus Johanneberg
Starts: 04 October, 2022, 13:00
Ends: 04 October, 2022, 14:00

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