• Groene Loper 6, Vertigo



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

    5600 MB Eindhoven



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.

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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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    A hybrid PSTD/DG method to solve the linearized Euler equations

    Muñoz, R. P. & Hornikx, M., 1 jan 2020, blz. 291-296. 6 blz.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan congresPaperAcademic

  • Auditory distraction in open-plan study environments in higher education

    Braat-Eggen, P. E., 23 jun 2020, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 184 blz.

    Onderzoeksoutput: ScriptieDissertatie 1 (Onderzoek TU/e / Promotie TU/e)

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    Backbone curves of coupled cubic oscillators in one-to-one internal resonance: bifurcation scenario, measurements and parameter identification

    Givois, A., Tan, J. J., Touze, C. & Thomas, O., 1 mrt 2020, In : Meccanica. 55, 3, blz. 481-503 23 blz.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

  • 1 Citaat (Scopus)


    • 4 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


    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


    Influence of solar panel fields on sound propagation outdoors

    Maarten C.J. Hornikx (Spreker), Raúl Pagán Muñoz (Spreker), Constant Hak (Spreker), Bircan Isik (Spreker)
    5 nov 2010

    Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesAangemelde presentatieProfessioneel



    Scientists Evaluate Acoustics of Ancient Greek Theaters

    Constant C.J.M. Hak


    1 item van Media-aandacht

    Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

    Acoustics of ancient Greek theaters found to be good, not great

    Constant C.J.M. Hak & Remy H.C. Wenmaekers


    2 items van Media-aandacht

    Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

    Acoustics ancient Greek theaters not as mythical as travel guides claim

    Constant C.J.M. Hak & Remy H.C. Wenmaekers


    1 item van Media-aandacht

    Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar



    A design of an omnidirectional sound source used for impulse response measurements

    Auteur: Houterman, T., 28 apr 2020

    Begeleider: Hornikx, M. C. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Hak, C. C. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Lautenbach, M. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master


    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