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Holistic Approach

Summer schools

Research visits




Research is organised in three themes

Theme: Prediction Methods


  • Further development of the approach of interactive noise mapping
  • Design of engineering methods for non-directly exposed areas and for the influence of distant sources in quiet areas. This will also consider the influence of meteorological effects
  • Further development of the Hybrid wave based/ray model for auralisation of traffic noise in urban centres
  • Use and further development of state-of-the-art prediction methods for auralisation aiming to feed perceptual urban acoustics research and to act in combination with visualisation as a communication tool of urban sound environments

Theme: Soundscaping


  • Development of computational model of auditory attention in urban environment
  • Application of new audio-visual tools for the noise annoyance assessment of urban projects
  • Development of methods for the classification of urban historic areas and the creation of restoring routes through multi-sensorial perception and expectation
  • Evaluation of new indicators for soundscape perception
  • Affordability of the application of the Soundscape approach to large scale infrastructure projects

Theme: Noise Control and Design


  • The practical use of greening in the urban environment
  • The possibilities to create and preserve quiet sides by shielding from direct traffic noise
  • The performance of screens in combination with vegetation and nearby buildings
  • Design of aesthetically accepted noise control measures for arterial
  • Facade structure design from an acoustical and architectural point of view
  • The development of optimisation strategies of integrating noise reduction elements and tools, and urban sound planning processes, through testing it in practical applications in case studies


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