Acoustics Vibration and Control
Our acoustics vibration and control research is focused on the management of sound and vibrations, including through automated control systems.
Our acoustics vibration and control researchers specialise in:
- active noise and vibration control
- structural health monitoring
- dynamics and control
- underwater acoustics
- vibration isolation
- waves and oscillating systems.
With sound surrounding us at all times, our work is of direct benefit in virtually all fields of endeavour. Some industries for which it is especially relevant include aerospace, automotive, maritime, rail, defence, construction, manufacturing, power generation and consumer electronics.
To enquire about consulting or working with us on a research project, please contact Professor Carl Howard.
Our acoustics vibration and control researchers undertake fundamental and applied research to solve significant industry challenges, and consistently deliver tangible, real-world impact.
A couple of recent examples include the use of our innovation include:
- commercial active noise and vibration controllers
- acoustic and vibration technologies.
Consulting and training services are available in the following areas:
- active noise and vibration control system development
- transmission loss testing
- device sound power, sound absorption coefficient, and other acoustic and vibration factor measurements
- structural modal analysis
- vibration and acoustic condition monitoring
- new instrumentation product development
- expert witness services.
We have access to a range of specialist equipment and facilities, including acoustic chambers and wind tunnels.
Please contact Professor Carl Howard for more information.
We have expertise across a wide range of areas. Many of our researchers are available to assist with research project supervision for Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy students.
Research Team Expertise Professor Benjamin Cazzolato Acoustics; Vibrations; Control and signal processing Dr Mergen Ghayesh Professor Carl Howard Acoustics; Vibrations; Condition monitoring Dr Will Robertson Magnetic levitation; Vibration control; Biomechanics Professor Anthony Zander Acoustics; Vibrations Emeritus Professor Colin Hansen Acoustics; Vibrations
Publications and software
We have produced the following textbooks and software to assist with solving acoustic problems.
Acoustic Analyses Using MATLAB® and ANSYS® (2014)
By Carl Q. Howard and Benjamin S. Cazzolato
ISBN-10: 1482223252 / ISBN-13: 978-1482223255
This textbook can be purchased from: Google Books, Amazon or CRC Press.
Software accompanying the book:
Download the Internoise 2014 Workshop material
Engineering Noise Control, 5th Edition (2017)
By David A. Bies, Colin H. Hansen and Carl Q. Howard
ISBN-10: 1498724051 / ISBN-13: 978-1498724050
This textbook can be purchased from: Amazon or CRC Press.
Software accompanying the book:
Higher degrees by research
Whether you intend to work in research or industry, a higher degree by research can give you a competitive edge throughout your career. Find out more about studying a Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.