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IN01100012, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
IN0509, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination APPLIED ACOUSTICS
Department of reference Department of Management and Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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

Teacher in charge MARCO NORO ING-IND/10

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/10 Technical Physics 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 23/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
9 2018 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 NORO MARCO (Presidente)
LAZZARIN RENATO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: No prerequisites.
Target skills and knowledge: At the end of the course the student will have gained the main theoretic and technical information, design and measurement skills about noise reduction and environmental and building acoustics, with a particular reference in industry and in building services.
He will have gained also the main theoretic and technical elements of illumination engineering.
Examination methods: Written test based on both open questions and closed questions (multiple choice answers).
Following oral examination will be centered on the discussion of methods and results of the measurements related to two short dissertations assigned during the course:
- the first will be focused on measurements and data processing that students will have to done with sound level meter lent for some weeks;
- the second will be focused on the processing of data of some measurements done during classes, centered of sound insulation or intensimetry measurements.
Assessment criteria: The written examination must be completed with two short dissertations individually assigned during the course, regarding the utilization of a sound level meter individually lent, and processing and analysis on measurements done with sound level meter and other instruments of the acoustics laboratory.
The written test will be evaluated on the basis of deep and precison of the knowledge of theoretical and technical aspects. The oral discussion of the dissertations will be evaluated on the basis of the knowledge of measurements techniques, and the capacity to correctly explain results.
Written test mark weights 2/3 on the total mark.
Course unit contents: Fundamentals. Psycho physical acoustics. Outdoor sound propagation: noise barriers. Room acoustics. Sound proofing. Sound absorption. Sound and vibration control in utilities and services for buildings. Noise inside and outside industrial buildings. Measuring sound. Laws and standards on acoustics.
Elements of lighting. Photometric. Colorimetry. Lighting efficiency. Lamps and lighiting equipment. Lighting design.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lessons based on power point slides.
Laboratory activity based on:
- environmental and building acoustics measurements;
- determining the sound power level of a sound source by means of sound pressure measurements ,and individual lending of a sound level meter;
- intensimetry measurements.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Notes from lectures. The power point pdfs are available on Moodle.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • R. Lazzarin - M. Strada, Elementi di acustica tecnica. Padova: CLEUP, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Sound Research Laboratory, Noise Control in Industry. --: Spon, 1991. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Lindsey, Applied Illumination Engineering. Liliburn: The Fairmont Press, 1997. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Fellin, Forcolini, Palladino, Manuale di Illuminotecnica. Milano: Tecniche Nuove, 1997. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Beranek L., Noise and Vibration Control. --: McGraw Hill, 1971. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Story telling
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Top Hat (active quiz, quiz)

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