Applied Acoustics

Sophie Luger
Architecture, Architectural Design 3
2019S, Vorlesungen (VO), 2.0 semester hours, course number S02675


The course is designed for students with an interest in the impact of architecture and on our auditory perception through providing knowledge on the fundamentals of sound generation and sound propagation within the built environment. Topics include the effects of sound on humans and noise reduction strategies, with a focus on acoustic materials (sound absorption properties and relevant parameters) and their application, providing insight on various geometric principles and their impact on sonic waves.

The goal is to get to know the possibilities and challenges that are created by sound in our immediate surroundings and how to be able to influence acoustic properties within an early stage of architectural design.

Examination Modalities

Registration via email is required:

Key Words

soundscapes, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic measurements (sound velocity, sound pressure, sound power, spectral analyzes, frequency), noise reduction strategies, applied acoustics


17 May 2019, 09:00–10:00 Seminar Room 9
24 May 2019, 09:00–10:00 Seminar Room 10
31 May 2019, 09:00–10:00 Seminar Room 9
07 June 2019, 09:00–10:00 Seminar Room 7

Course Enrolment

From 14 May 2019, 23:11 to 16 May 2019, 23:11
via email:

co-registration: possible (2.0 ECTS)

Architecture (Master): Free Topics (2.0 ECTS)

Individual courses: possible (2.0 ECTS)