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Experimental Acoustics and Dynamics 7.5 credits

Experimentell akustik och dynamik
Second cycle, L7001A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Technical Acoustics
Subject group (SCB)
Other Subjects within Technology

Entry requirements

Knowledge in acoustics corresponding to either Sound and vibration (L0008A), Architectural acoustics (L0009A), Mechanical vibrations (M0015T) or Vehicle dynamics (M0019T).

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
After the course, the student shall know how to:
• carry out experimental modal analysis measurements for determination of dynamic parameters of vibrating structures
• carry out sound intensity measurements
• calculate energy transfer within a vibrating system using statistical energy analysis
• independently plan, perform and report experimental testing. 

Advanced measurement and analysis techniques involving auto and cross correlation, coherence and frequency response functions.
Fundamental statistical energy analysis.
Experimental modal analysis and operative deflection shapes. 
Sound intensity measurements for sound power and radiation characteristics. 

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Lectures and demonstrations including theory and applied problems. Laboratory exercises and a project work that practically illustrate the theory and how to solve a specific problem of experimental nature.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
Written exam. Laboratory works with written reports. Project work including oral and written presentation.

Fredrik Ljunggren

Transition terms
The course L7001A is equal to ARF105

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1
”Experimental Acoustics and Dynamics”, Brüel & Kjær, Denmark, LTU
”An elementary introduction to applied signal analysis”, Finn Jacobsen, Technical University of Denmark
“S.E.A.”, Brian Mace, Kompendium, LTU

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written examG U 3 4 54.50MandatoryA07
0002Lab, assignment report,project workG U 3 4 53.00MandatoryA07

Syllabus established
The syllabus has been confirmed by the Department of Human Work Sciences 2007-02-28

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 17 Feb 2021