• Groene Loper 6, Vertigo

    Eindhoven

    Nederland

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

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Nederland

Organisatieprofiel

Introductie / missie

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.

Highlighted phrase

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

Over de organisatie

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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Profielen

Foto van Fotis Georgiou

Fotis Georgiou

Persoon: OWP : Docent / Onderzoeker

20142019
Foto van Constant C.J.M. Hak

Constant C.J.M. Hak

Persoon: UD : Universitair Docent

19872017

Projecten 2015 2020

TtT: Tools to tackle environmental health problems

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

1/12/1531/12/20

Project: Onderzoek direct

Onderzoeksoutput 1986 2019

Advances in environmental acoustics

Hornikx, M., 1 mei 2019, In : Building and Environment. 154, blz. A1-A2 2 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftEditorialAcademicpeer review

acoustics
Acoustics

Auditory distraction in open-plan study environments: Effects of background speech and reverberation time on a collaboration task

Braat - Eggen, E., Keus van de Poll, M., Hornikx, M. & Kohlrausch, A., 7 mei 2019, In : Applied Acoustics. 154, blz. 148-160 14 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Bestand
environment effects
reverberation
semantics
intelligibility
acoustics
1 Citaat (Scopus)

Auralization of a car pass-by using impulse responses Ccmputed with a wave-based method

Georgiou, F., Hornikx, M. & Kohlrausch, A., 1 mrt 2019, In : Acta Acustica united with Acustica. 105, 2, blz. 381-391 11 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

impulses
spacing
traffic
streets
signal detection

Activiteiten 2001 2019

  • 3 Aangemelde presentatie
  • 3 Keynote spreker
  • 1 Workshop, seminar, cursus of expositie

Auralization Technology

Maarten C.J. Hornikx (Spreker)
4 apr 2019

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesKeynote sprekerWetenschappelijk

Bestand

1st EAA Winter School on Computational Acoustics

Maarten C.J. Hornikx (Organisator)
10 dec 201814 dec 2018

Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementWorkshop, seminar, cursus of expositieWetenschappelijk

Bestand

voordracht op Gyproc/Isover studiemiddag 07-11-2002 en 14-11-2002, eindhoven/Rotterdam

Eddy Gerretsen (Spreker)
7 nov 2002

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesAangemelde presentatieWetenschappelijk

Scripties/masterproeven

2-channel mono playback in cinema and room in room acoustics: the effect of direct field interference on playback quality of diffuse-field recordings

Auteur: Wittebol, W., 31 aug 2018

Begeleider: Hak, C. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Hornikx, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Wenmaekers, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Bestand

Design of a floor system, made with engineered wood products

Auteur: van Stijn, W., 31 jan 2017

Begeleider: Jorissen, A. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Leijten, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Hornikx, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & van der Grinten, J. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Bestand

High frequency acoustic scattering and diffusion: validation of fast multipole method

Auteur: Kik, S., 29 mrt 2019

Begeleider: Hornikx, M. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Hak, C. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Briere de la Hosseraye, B. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Bestand