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APPLIED ACOUSTICS AND LIGHTING

CODE 97199
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 5 cfu during the 2nd year of 9914 INGEGNERIA EDILE - ARCHITETTURA (LM-4) - GENOVA
  • 11 cfu during the 1st year of 10719 ENGINEERING FOR BUILDING RETROFITTING(LM-24) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-IND/10
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The main aim of the module is to give the basic knowledge of building acoustics and lighting. The achieved competence will be a good knowledge of the basic physics needed to design end retrofit effectively acoustic and lighting layouts of existing buildings. Attention will be given also to current law and technical regulations, toghether with measurement and software design tools.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Applied Acoustics. The aim of this part of the course is to provide the basic knowledge of applied acoustics to be used in the cases of technical interest for building engineers, with a particular focus on building renovation. After the study of basic topics regarding physical acoustics, the subjects of acoustic measurements, building acoustics, and architectural acoustics will be deepened.

    For the Applied Acoustics part,  the course aims to provide the student with the basic skills necessary to address the acoustic aspects of building design. The ability to analyze physical and technical problems related to achieving adequate acoustic well-being, and the basic tools useful for a correct acoustic design of indoor and outdoor environments are provided. Special attention will be paid to the learning of techniques for refitting and renovation of existing buildings

     

    TEACHING METHODS

    The part Applied Acoustics is based on theoretical lectures (16 hours), practical application and laboratory activity (8 hours).

     

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Applied Acoustics. Physical acoustics. Sound propagation. Elements of psychoacoustics. Acoustic measurements. Noise and sound criteria. Sound sources. Sound propagation in free field. Reflection, refraction, diffraction. Acoustic reverberation.  Sound propagation in rooms. Indoor and outdoor acoustic insulation. Sound insulation in buildings. Acoustic properties of materials: sound absorption and attenuation. Standards and regulations concerning environmental and building acoustics.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Lecture notes prepared by the teacher

    M.J. Crocker, Handbook of Acoustics, Wiley-Interscience, 1998.

    F. A. Everest , K. C. Pohlmann, Master Handbook of Acoustics, McGraw-Hill Education; 6th edition, 2014.

    J. D. Turner, A. J. Pretlove, Acoustics for engineers, MacMillan, 1991.

    M. D. Egan, Architectural Acoustics, J. Ross Pub., 2007.

    M. Asselineau, Building Acoustics, CRC Press; 2015.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    VINCENZO BIANCO (President)

    DAVIDE BORELLI

    CORRADO SCHENONE (President Substitute)

    LUCA ANTONIO TAGLIAFICO (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Applied Acoustics. The final exam consists of an oral examination. 

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Applied Acoustics. During the oral exam, for the topics covered in class (Physical Acoustics, Acoustic Measurements, Architectural Acoustics, Building Acoustics, Regulations and Standards) questions are asked to ascertain understanding. The exam tends to focus, as well as on theoretical elements,  on applicative and engineering issues.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    21/01/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    01/02/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    14/06/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    05/07/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    21/07/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    21/07/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    07/09/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    07/09/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale