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School of Engineering
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Course unit
APPLIED ACOUSTICS
INN1036256, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
IN0518, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination APPLIED ACOUSTICS
Website of the academic structure http://im.dii.unipd.it/ingegneria-meccanica-magistrale/
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/dii/course/view.php?idnumber=2017-IN0518-000ZZ-2016-INN1036256-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ANTONINO DI BELLA ING-IND/11

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-IND/11 Environmental Technical Physics 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/09/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 A.A. 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 DI BELLA ANTONINO (Presidente)
MORO LORENZO (Membro Effettivo)
CAMPANALE MANUELA (Supplente)
2 A.A. 2016/17 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 DI BELLA ANTONINO (Presidente)
CAMPANALE MANUELA (Membro Effettivo)
MORO LORENZO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: None.
Target skills and knowledge: The Applied Acoustics Course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills to work in acoustics, whether in consultancy, local/central government or in research.
The aim of the Course is to enable students to formulate simple designs for noise control solutions and to emphasise the importance of considering noise control at the design stage rather than as a remedial process.
Examination methods: Students can choose between two options, similar for content and level of preparation required.
A) Written test. The exam consists of one or more numerical exercises, possibly integrated by theoretical questions. Numerical exercises concern: evaluation of the acoustic impact of sound sources in free or diffused fields; characterization of sound sources; evaluation of the acoustic characteristics of confined spaces, dimensioning of control systems for noise reduction.
B) Intermediate tests and oral final examination. The exam consists of the discussion of the reports developed on the basis of the activities carried out in group works in laboratory and independently during individual measurement experiences by means of acquisition software that can be used with personal equipments (smarphone or tablet).
For the access to "B" option, all laboratory activities are required.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation of the student's preparation will be based on the following points:
1) understanding of the course topics and completeness of the acquired knowledge;
2) property of technical terminology and conventions of expression of the parameters describing the acoustic phenomena;
3) ability of analytical description of the acoustic phenomena;
4) ability to apply autonomously and consciously the analysis and project tools for problem solving and case studies related to the different fields of the applied acoustics.
Course unit contents: Fundamentals of acoustic waves
Psychoacoustics and theories of hearing
Environmental and building acoustics
Measurement methods and common instrumentation
Noise control methods
Machinery noise
Community reaction
Legal aspects
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: A student who has met the objective of the course will be able to:
- take reliable measurements of environmental noise,
- apply acoustic theory and knowledge of standard practice,
- select appropriate noise control options for realistic environmental noise scenarios.
Teaching methods: lectures, classroom exercises, presentation methods of analysis and solution techniques (all teaching activities will be held in English).
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture Notes will be provided at the beginning of the Course.
Supplementary teaching materials are available on the Moodle page of the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Beranek, Leo L., Noise and Vibration Controledited by Leo L. Beranek. Washington: Institute of Noise Control Engineering, 1988. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Bies, D. A.; Hansen, C.H., Engineering noise control: theory and practiceDavid A. Bies, Colin H. Hansen. London: New York, Spon Press, 2003. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • OpenNoise

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
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