MECH ENG 4115 - Engineering Acoustics

North Terrace Campus - Summer - 2018

The fundamentals of sound wave description and propagation, noise control techniques, the hearing mechanism, acoustic instrumentation, noise criteria, psychoacoustics, sound source types and radiated sound fields, outdoor sound propagation, sound power measurement techniques, sound in enclosed spaces, sound transmission loss, acoustic enclosures, acoustic barriers, pipe lagging and reactive and dissipative mufflers.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MECH ENG 4115
    Course Engineering Acoustics
    Coordinating Unit School of Mechanical Engineering
    Term Summer
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 12 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Incompatible MECH ENG 4004, MECH ENG 7027
    Assumed Knowledge MECH ENG 3105 & 6 units of Level II Applied Maths courses
    Course Description The fundamentals of sound wave description and propagation, noise control techniques, the hearing mechanism, acoustic instrumentation, noise criteria, psychoacoustics, sound source types and radiated sound fields, outdoor sound propagation, sound power measurement techniques, sound in enclosed spaces, sound transmission loss, acoustic enclosures, acoustic barriers, pipe lagging and reactive and dissipative mufflers.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Carl Howard

    Course Timetable

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  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Analyse the principles of acoustics.
    2 Assess complex occupational and environmental noise problems using acceptable assessment criteria.
    3 Understand the importance of protecting the community from excessive noise and how it damages the hearing mechanism.
    4 Be able to use instrumentation for noise measurement and understand the type of measurements appropriate for various situations.
    5 Understand noise source types and of how sound propagates outdoors.
    6 Understand sound fields in rooms and how they may be controlled.
    7 Be able to design noise control fixtures and develop strategies to reduce occupational and environmental noise to acceptable levels.
    8 Have a deep understanding of the responsibility of engineers to the community in terms of providing a safe healthy environment.
    9 Practice lifelong learning
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  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources

    Course notes – these are essential and required.

    Bies, D.A. and Hansen, C.H., Engineering Noise Control, 4th edition, Spon Press, London, (2009)

    Recommended Resources

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  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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