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Fundamentals of Acoustics

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course is intended for all those who want to conduct experiments in area of NVH. Thus, the course is open to students of engineering and science, and also to all those who from the industry and research organizations – who are working in area of sound, NVH and acoustics. Each lecture will be followed by a quiz, which will help student the concepts better, and gain deeper insights to measurement process. The course is fairly generic so that there is no need for a particular background. Rather, what is needed is openness, and ability to learn and check out new ideas with comfort.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

UGs, PGs, professionals in industry who want to learn about basics of sound and acoustics

PREREQUISITES

Must be enrolled into a B. Tech. program or equivalent and should have completed at least second year of his 4-year program.

INDUSTRIES THAT WILL RECOGNIZE THIS COURSE

Automotive, NVH, Acoustics, Railways, Power Generation and all industry that has to address issues related to noise.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR



Dr. Nachiketa TIwari is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Kanpur. He has extensive experience in area of acoustics and noise. Earlier, he worked for over 13 years at the R&D Headquarters Bose Corporation in Massachussetts.
Dr. Tiwari has developed several courses on noise, acoustics, and NVH. He has been engaged in several noise and vibration related projects to fulfill the needs of India’s industry as well as research organizations. He has established Dhwani, an Acoustics Lab at IITK, which is one of the best in the country.
COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1: Intro and terminology    
Week 2: Concept Review
Week 3: Wave equation    
Week 4: Transmission line equations
Week 5: 1D Waves    
Week 6: Power and spherical waves
Week 7: Spherical waves and interference    
Week 8: Directivity and mufflers 
Week 9: Sound in rooms    
Week 10: Reverb time and FFT
Week 11: Weighting and loudness    
Week 12: Miscellaneous topics and closure.

SUGGESTED READING 

Acoustics by Beranek

MORE DETAILS OF THE COURSE

Name of the course: Fundamentals of Acoustics
Course duration: 12 weeks 
Date of exam: 23 April 2017
  • Time of exam : Shift 1: 9am-12 noon; Shift 2: 2pm-5pm
  • Any one shift can be chosen to write the exam for a course.
Final List of exam cities will be available in exam registration form.
Exam registration url - Will be announced shortly

CERTIFICATION EXAM

  • The exam is optional for a fee. Exams will be on 23 April 2017
  • Time: Shift 1: 9am-12 noon; Shift 2: 2pm-5pm
  • Any one shift can be chosen to write the exam for a course.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.
CERTIFICATE

  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of Best 8 out of 12 assignments
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup. It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur. It will be e-verifiable at  nptel.ac.in/noc.