• Groene Loper 6, Vertigo

    Eindhoven

    Netherlands

  • P.O. Box 513, Department of the Built Environment

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Netherlands

Organization profile

Introduction / mission

In the built environment, we are surrounded by sounds from natural and human sources. These can be pleasant and informative - but may also pose a serious threat to our health.

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Understanding sound and environmental noise to optimize acoustics in the built environment

Organisational profile

Building Acoustics (BA) is the acoustics research group of the Building Physics and Services (BPS) unit at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). The group strives to contribute to the reduction of adverse health effects caused by human induced noise, and to promote positively perceived sound environments.  Research revolves around the continuous development of computational acoustics and experimental acoustic methods. These quantify the influence of the built environment on the propagation of sound from the sources to our ears.

The aim is to support fundamental research on the understanding of the mechanisms underlying the production, propagation and perception of sound in the built environment. Researchers and designers are provided with tools to integrate and optimize acoustics for a sustainable (re)design of the built environment and the technical innovations in it. The research connects to the TU/e strategic areas health and smart mobility.
Research revolves around three key areas, each divided into several fields.

Acoustics method:

  • Computational methods: time-efficient wave-based methods for propagation and vibration
  • Experimental methods: methods to measure impulse responses and transfer functions

Fundamental and strategic research:

  • Propagation effects in urban environments: outdoor vegetation, meteorological effects, lighweight floor structures, building facades
  • Auralization: research on virtual acoustics of indoor and outdoor environments as well as human echolocation

Tools for researchers and designers:

  • Acoustic prediction software: open source tools to predict sound propagation with high accuracy
  • Acoustic measurement software: indirect developer of commercial room acoustic measurement software

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Projects 2015 2020

TtT: Tools to tackle environmental health problems

Eijkemans, C., Hornikx, M., Klein, C., Klein, C., Trikootam, S. & van Dorst, K.

1/12/1531/12/20

Project: Research direct

Research Output 1986 2019

Efficient storage and retrieval of detailed building models : multi-disciplinary and long-term use of geomotric and semantic construction information

Krijnen, T. F., 2 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

The wind effect on sound propagation over urban areas: experimental approach with an uncontrolled sound source

Trikootam, S. C. & Hornikx, M., 1 Feb 2019, In : Building and Environment. 149, p. 561-570 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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sound propagation
Wind effects
urban area
Acoustic waves
meteorology

Auralization of a car pass-by using measured and simulated impulse responses

Georgiou, F., Hornikx, M. C. J. & Kohlrausch, A. G., 27 May 2018, Euronoise 2018.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademic

Impulse response
Railroad cars
Acoustics
Experiments

Activities 2001 2018

  • 3 Contributed talk
  • 2 Keynote talk
  • 1 Workshop, seminar, course or exhibition

1st EAA Winter School on Computational Acoustics

Maarten C.J. Hornikx (Organiser)
10 Dec 201814 Dec 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionScientific

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voorzitter sessie "gebouwen" en plenaire presentatie sessieresultaten 20-11-2002 en 21-11-2002, Nieuwegein

Eddy Gerretsen (Speaker)
20 Nov 2002

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

voordracht op CVK-studiemiddag, Utrecht

Eddy Gerretsen (Speaker)
16 Apr 2002

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Student theses

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Design of a floor system, made with engineered wood products

Author: van Stijn, W., 31 Jan 2017

Supervisor: Jorissen, A. (Supervisor 1), Leijten, A. (Supervisor 2), Hornikx, M. (Supervisor 2) & van der Grinten, J. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

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Implementation of the diffusion equation model for irregularly shaped rooms using the finite difference method

Author: van der Wilt, M., 30 Apr 2017

Supervisor: Hornikx, M. (Supervisor 1), Pagan Munoz, R. (Supervisor 2) & Hak, C. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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