Architectural AcousticsCollege of Engineering
Fundamentals of architectural acoustics, noise control and vibration control are introduced through the analysis of architectural, mechanical, electrical and structural building systems. Topics include sound transmission, reverberation, absorption, reflection, diffusion, vibration, speech intelligibility and speech privacy, and how materials that shape these parameters integrate with the building architecture and engineered systems. Modeling and engineering calculations will be used to predict performance of interior spaces, building constructions and outdoor sound propagation. Methods and techniques to produce optimal designs and indoor environmental quality will be emphasized. Unique issues with educational, healthcare, commercial, performance and other facilities will be examined.