Friday, 19 August 2016

Testing Active Absorbers

On the 19th August 2016, LSBU Elephant Studios were testing the new AVAA active absorbers. The absorbers were introduced at AES in June 2016, so the Acoustics Group thought they needed testing! Using Elephant Studios 2 AVAA C20 absorbers were tested. Future testing will be undertaken in a less challenging environment.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

New Lecturer joins the Acoustics Group

On the 1st September 2016 we will welcome back Dr Luis Gomez-Agustina to the Acoustics Group. Dr Gomez-Agustina will be joining us as an acoustics lecturer and Institute of Acoustics Certificate and Diploma course director. Welcome Back Luis!

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Visit to KU Leuven

On the 9th August 2016, Dr Stephen Dance visited the Catholic University of Leuven to discuss options for potential research collaborations. Dr Elke Deckers of the Department of Mechanical Engineering hosted the discussions in splendid style on a beautiful day. Let's hope a return visit can be organised soon.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Masters students present at IOA London Branch

On the 20th July 2016, three Masters students presented their work to the Institute of Acoustics London branch. Doug Shearer presented on low frequency absorption, Simon Brown on physical scale modelling using 3-D printing, and Andrew Steele closed things up with his talk on a new 3-D printed design for a omni-directional sound source. Then, at the kind invitation of Vanguardia, the full house enjoyed the hospitality of the Knights Templar.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Geoff Leventhall visit our labs

On the 18th July 2016 Dr Geoff Leventhall visited London South Bank University to help undertake an experiment on reversing alarms in our anechoic chamber. Geoff was our Head of Department more than 25 years ago, yet he is still doing research! Acousticians go on longer!

Monday, 11 July 2016

Abstract submitted to Acoustical Society of America 2016

On the 11th July 2016, Dr Stephen Dance, Simon Brown and Carl Ruegger submitted an abstracted to the 5th Joint Acoustical Society of America and Japanese Acoustical Society. The meeting will be held in Honolulu, USA between 28th November and the 2nd December 2016. The abstract was based on the Masters dissertation of Simon Brown and the cheap acoustics project of Carl Ruegger and is entitled,"Absorption characteristics of micro-perforated panels using scale modelling and Microflown impedance gun". Now who wants to go...

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

End of Year Celebrations

On the evening of the 5th July 2016 Dr Stephen Dance invited lecturers/guest speakers for dinner and drinks in thanks of their work over the course of the year on the acoustics MSc and IOA Diploma. So special thanks go to Salih Hassan, Ken nMarriott, Dr Bob Peters and Dr Lorenzo Morales for all their contributions to our courses.