Understanding sound and environmental noise to optimize acoustics in the built environment
Building Acoustics (BA) is the acoustics research group of the Building Physics and Services (BPS) unit at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). The group strives to contribute to the reduction of adverse health effects caused by human induced noise, and to promote positively perceived sound environments. Research revolves around the continuous development of computational acoustics and experimental acoustic methods. These quantify the influence of the built environment on the propagation of sound from the sources to our ears.
The aim is to support fundamental research on the understanding of the mechanisms underlying the production, propagation and perception of sound in the built environment. Researchers and designers are provided with tools to integrate and optimize acoustics for a sustainable (re)design of the built environment and the technical innovations in it. The research connects to the TU/e strategic areas health and smart mobility.
Research revolves around three key areas, each divided into several fields.
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Our most recent peer reviewed publications
Extended reacting boundary modeling of porous materials with thin coverings for time-domain room acoustic simulationsJournal of Sound and Vibration (2023)
The Effects of Noise on Cognitive Performance and Helplessness in ChildhoodInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2023)
Noise Indicators Relating to Non-Auditory Health Effects in Children—A Systematic Literature ReviewInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2022)
Characterisation of the acoustic impedance of vegetated roofs with a multiple-geometry approachApplied Acoustics (2022)
Accelerated sound propagation simulations using an error-free Fourier method coupled with the spectral element method(2022)