Noise Management & Control

By Prof. Nachiketa Tiwari   |   IIT Kanpur
Learners enrolled: 841
This course is intended for all those who want to understand noise, its control, and its management. 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.

Industry Support  :Automotive, NVH, Acoustics, Railways, Power Generation and all industry that has to address issues related to noise.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 15 Apr 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 24 Apr 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1 : Intro and terminology

Week 2 : Concept Review

Week 3 : Wave Mechanics

Week 4 : 1-D Waves

Week 5 : Spherical Waves

Week 6 : Noise Measurement

Week 7 : Noise Sources

Week 8 : Noise Sources

Week 9 : Acoustic Criteria & Room Acoustics

Week 10 : Room Acoustics & Silencers

Week 11 : Silencers & Vibration Isolation

Week 12 : Vibration isolation & Case Studies

Books and references

1. Acoustics by Beranek
2. Industrial Noise Control & Acoustics, Barron 

Instructor bio

Prof. Nachiketa Tiwari

IIT Kanpur
Dr. Nachiketa Tiwari is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Kanpur. He has a PhD in engineering mechanics from Virginia Tech. His doctoral thesis involved nonlinear analysis of composite structures through FE, analytical and experimental methods. Dr. Tiwari also has deep understanding of fundamentals of FEA as he has used several tools in industry for over a dozen years for producing world class products. His current areas of research interest are composite structures, noise, vibrations, and product design. He has established Dhwani, an Acoustics Lab at IITK, which is one of the best in the country.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 24 April 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
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. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

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.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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