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Postgraduate research project

Active and passive control of scattered sound for room acoustics

Competition funded
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Type of degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Entry requirements
2:1 honours degree
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Faculty graduate school
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Closing date

About the project

Advance understanding on the control of sound scattering with the aim of developing devices for the control of acoustic scattering.

The way sound interacts with objects is important in several applications, such as room and concert hall acoustics. This project will focus on exploring practical active and metamaterial-based mechanisms for the realisation of scattering control of structures, with exploration of both the actuation technology and the control strategies, as well as metamaterial treatments.

You will join a world-leading research team based within the Institute of Sound and Vibration's (ISVR). The PhD will be undertaken in the Signal Processing, Audio and Hearing research group, as part of a wider project on the way that sound interacts with objects.

Your research will initially focus on theoretical and numerical simulation studies, before moving to practical experimental implementation and testing in the ISVR’s newly-refurbished anechoic chamber.

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