Monday, 17 July 2017

Laser Displacement Measurement System

A Micro-Epsilon Laser Measurement System ILD 1420 has been purchased by the Acoustics Group. This instrument will allow vibrations to be measured using non contact techniques. It has uses in environmental noise, fire and explosions as well as in material performance.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Masters student present to IOA London branch

On the 12th July 2017 for the sixth year Masters students presented to the Institute of Acoustics London branch. Three students presented their dissertations, Rodrigo Sanchez-Pizani gave an overview of speech intelligibility for non native English speakers, This was followed by Nathan Gregory on his work on objective and subjective analysis of high speed rail. Finally Eric Ballestero presented on acoustically realistic virtual reality. The evening ended in summer drinks at the Knights Templar bar kindly sponsored by ANV Measurements. Thanks Mike!

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Closer ties formed with the Institute of Acoustics

The LBSU Acoustics group is now officially represented in both the IOA London Branch committee and IOA Education committee by Luis Gomez-Agustina. The London Branch committee  looks after the organisation and smooth running of educational , industrial and networking events in the London area. The IOA Education Committee is responsible for determining and managing the Institute’s education policy and developing and promoting acoustics, and acoustics-related education and training for members and others.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Virtual Acoustics Lab Built

Thanks to the generous support of Oculus the Acoustics Group now has a virtual acoustics laboratory. Using hardware: a MSI gaming laptop and an Oculus Rift Head Mounted Display combined with software: the Unity gaming engine, MaxMSP and CATT-Acoustics a virtual reality can be built. This will be used to test future ideas quickly, cheaply and realistically. Let the future begin!

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

PhD candidate gives presentation at ASA Boston 2017

PhD candidate Nick Durup gave the opening invited presentation in the Architectural Acoustics session on Classroom acoustics at the Acoustical Society of America meeting in Boston. Nick summarised the results of his PhD research to an engaged audience, fielding a number of questions which should calm his nerves before his doctoral defence!

Work of the Newman Committee in Boston 2017

Over the week of the 173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America held in Boston 25-29th June 2017, the Newman Fund held a number of outstanding events for the students of Architectural Acoustics. The 30th anniversary of the Newman Fund was celebrated at a special meeting in the presence of Bob Newman's son Brad. Where thanks was given by the students of the awards from the Posters, to the Schultz prize, to the Newman medallists. A special thanks should go to Carl Rosenberg for chairing, and a warm welcome to Lily Wang who has to fill some big shoes!

Monday, 3 July 2017

Steve Presents at ASA/EAA meeting

On Thursday 29th June 2017 Dr Stephen Dance presented at the 173rd Acoustical Society of America meeting held in Boston. Steve presented his research with the Royal Academy of Music on hearing of classical musicians a 10 year study. The result of which was that the students hearing had improved over their time at the Academy!