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Theoretical and Computational Acoustics

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 6
Module lead
Alan McAlpine
Academic year

Module overview

This module introduces students to mathematical and numerical methods to solve practical problems in acoustics. It provides a self-contained review and derivation of the equations of linear acoustics in the time and frequency domains. Mathematical modelling of sound fields generated by complex source distributions is introduced. This leads to more advanced mathematical methods commonly used in acoustics such as the acoustic Green function and integral solutions of the acoustic wave equation. The numerical methods which are covered in the course are available as commercial software packages but the underpinning theory and analysis is discussed in sufficient technical detail to serve as a starting point for those seeking to apply or extend them to research problems.

Linked modules

Prerequisite: (ISVR1032 and ISVR2042) or ISVR6136