Advanced Fluid Acoustics
General solutions of the wave equation with applications. Kirchhoff-Helmholtz integral theorem. Sound radiation from generalized sources. Attenuation of propagating waves. Acoustic reflection, absorption, and scattering. Enclosed sound fields. Room acoustics. Energy-based acoustics.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPhscs 561 or instructor's consent.
 TaughtWinter odd years
Course Outcomes: 

Advanced Acoustical Anaylsis

Use advanced theoretical, numerical, and experimental techniques to model and analyze acoustical elements in musical instruments, the human voice, room acoustics, and audio.

Propagation of Sound

Explain and calculate the physical effects of acoustic reflections, absorption, scattering, diffusion, diffraction, and propagation losses.

Model Acoustics Enclosures

Model the acoustical effects of apertures, horns, nonuniform waveguides, acoustic filters, etc. Model damped enclosed sound fields using eigenmode expansions, statistical formulations, and numerical methods.

Acoustical Treatments

Model the physical properties of acoustical treatments and design treatments for custom applications.

Sound Reproduction

Apply advanced tools to characterize and improve the performance of sound reproduction and reinforcement systems.

Prepare for Research

Develop skills and proficiencies in all of these areas and become aware of key resources for further study.

Prepare for a Career

Become more effective researchers and designers for future work in academics or industry.