Catalogue 2019 - 2020

ME 460 Noise Control and Engineering Acoustics


3 cr.


Junior or senior standing in Engineering.

Course Description

Noise has become a major factor in influencing the marketability and competitiveness of industrial products such as cars and washing machines. In addition many products are required to satisfy strict legal and regulatory noise limits, e.g. aircraft take off noise. This course introduces to engineering students the fundaments of acoustics, vibrations, and noise control. It then uses these principles in designing effective noise-control solutions to common engineering problems. Students will learn the effects of noise on people. Students will perform several laboratory and field experiments. Several case studies encompassing contemporary design problems from industry are used in the classroom to enhance the learning process. An individual design project using these methods is assigned. The method of assessing students includes classroom participation, homework assignments, examinations, and a final exam.