TTT4180 - Technical Acoustics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours B

Course content

The theoretical basis for acoustic calculations. The following will be covered in detail: simple vibrating systems, vibrations of strings and thin plates, the acoustic wave equation, and solutions to this. Reflection, transmission, and radiation of acoustic waves. Sound in enclosed spaces such as rooms and duct systems. Introduction to room and building acoustics. Introduction to the use of numerical methods for calculating acoustic fields.

Learning outcome

The course gives an introduction to basic acoustic theory and the theory's application to practical situations.

(1) To know the theoretical basis for generation, propagation, and damping of sound waves and mechanical vibrations.
(2) Know how to use general acoustic theory for common practical applications.

(1) To be able to specify and analyze mechanical systems like mass/spring combinations, vibrating strings, and vibrating plates.
(2) To know and assess simple methods for practical control of the acoustics in rooms and canal systems.
(3) To determine sound reflection and transmission through multi layered structures.
(4) To assess strategies against unwanted sound.

General competence:
The course gives experience in the use of theoretical/mathematical knowledge to solve practical engineering tasks.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, non-compulsory exercises, compulsory exercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • Øvinger

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

The course material will be specified at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIE2085 7.5


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 B 2018-12-06 09:00 SL274 , SL215 , SL120 , Hall A
Summer UTS Written examination 100/100 B
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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