ME520 – Acoustics I

Introduction to wave propagation and sound. General concepts such as quantitative measures of sound, plane waves, and acoustic energy density and intensity.


Major themes include:

Perception of sound.

Derivation of wave equation.

Reflection, transmission and refraction of sound.

Normal modes: vibrating membranes, and sound in a rectangular enclosure.

Acoustic horns.

Propagation in stratified media – ray acoustics.

Absorption and attenuation of sound waves.

Acoustic waves in spherical co-ordinate systems.


Examples and case studies
are drawn from a variety of applications.









ME 520 Acoustics I – Next Offering Fall 2010 – Enroll Now