Experimental Acoustics and Dynamics 7.5 credits

Experimentell akustik och dynamik
Second cycle, L7001A
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2019 Sp 4 - Present
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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 11 Jan 2019

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).

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The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
The student shall know how to independently carry out
• experimental modal analysis measurements for determination of dynamic parameters of vibrating structures
• sound intensity measurements
• schematic statistical energy analysis substructuring of a vibrating system
• independently plan, perform and report experimental testing.

Advanced measurement and analysis techniques for auto and cross correlation, coherence and frequency response function analysis.
Fundamental statistical energy analysis.
Experimental modal analysis including determination of modal parameters.
Measurements of operative deflection shapes. 
Sound intensity measurements for sound power and radiation characteristics measurements.

Lectures and demonstrations including theory and treatment of applied problems. Laboratory exercise and hand in task. One project that practically illustrate the theory including how to solve a specific problem of experimental nature. Project will be used to demonstrate the theory and give training on the measurement techniques.

Written exam, laboratory, hand in task and project. The project includes an oral and written presentation.

Fredrik Ljunggren

Transition terms
The course L7001A is equal to ARF105

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2007 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
”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 scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written examG U 3 4 54.50MandatoryA07
0002Lab, assignment report,project workG U 3 4 53.00MandatoryA07