• 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.

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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

Vingerafdruk Duik in de onderzoeksthema's waar Building Acoustics actief is. Deze onderwerplabels komen voort uit het werk van deze leden van de organisatie. Samen vormen ze een unieke vingerafdruk.

acoustics Fysica en Astronomie
rooms Fysica en Astronomie
Acoustics Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
sound propagation Fysica en Astronomie
Acoustic waves Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
impulses Fysica en Astronomie
directivity Fysica en Astronomie
impedance Fysica en Astronomie

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Projecten 2015 2020

TtT: Tools to tackle environmental health problems

Eijkemans, C., Hornikx, M. C. J., Klein, C., Klein, C., Trikootam, S. C., van Dorst, K., Pagán Muñoz, R. & Hegh, L.

1/12/1531/12/20

Project: Onderzoek direct

Onderzoeksoutput 1986 2020

6 Downloads (Pure)

The influence of background speech on a writing task in an open-plan study environment

Braat-Eggen, E., Reinten, J., Hornikx, M. & Kohlrausch, A., feb 2020, In : Building and Environment. 169, 10 blz., 106586.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Bestand
Acoustic waves
scenario
performance
higher education
Education
1 Downloads (Pure)

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

Applying the diffusion equation to urban scenarios: computational analysis of the diffusion coefficient

Pagán Muñoz, R., Navarro Ruiz, J. M. & Hornikx, M., 11 sep 2019, Proceedings of the ICA 2019 and EAA Euroregio: 23rd International Congress on Acoustics, integrating 4th EAA Euroregio 2019. Aachen: ICA/EAA, blz. 3756-3763 8 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademic

diffusion coefficient
sound fields
acoustics
propagation
sound propagation

Activiteiten 2001 2019

  • 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

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

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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

Bestand

Pers/media

Scientists Evaluate Acoustics of Ancient Greek Theaters

Constant C.J.M. Hak

13/11/17

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

20/10/17

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

18/10/17

1 item van Media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

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

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