101.875 AKMOD AKNUM Numerical methods in acoustics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC
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Course evaluation


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand basic concepts and methods in acoustics and to use these methods to calculate the propagation of sound based on the solution of the Helmholtz/wave equation.

Subject of course

Acoustics is concerned with the generation, propagation and perception of sound and combines research from different scientific disciplines like theoretical and applied mathematics, physics, mechanics, biology, psychology and many more. In the course we want to give an overview over some methods and models applied in acoustics. We will give an overview of the theoretical background as well as applications of these models. The course includes an introduction into basic concepts of acoustics, time frequency analysis of signals and numerical methods to solve the Helmholtz equation. These methods can be used to model and calculate for example the resonances of the human vocal tract, the efficiency on noise barriers or filter functions based on the geometry of the human ear (pinna) that are important for 3D audio.

Teaching methods

Due to Covid the lecture will be held using a hybrid mode using either zoom. In the lecture examples for research in acoustics will be presented, that will illustrate the application of numerical methods for solving these problems.

Mode of examination




Course dates

Tue13:00 - 15:0005.10.2021 Online via Zoom: https://oeaw-ac-at.zoom.us/j/99680362938?pwd=RkhCelk2TkJzYmZ0d093cjhZdFlGUT09 (LIVE)First meeting
Tue13:00 - 15:0012.10.2021 - 25.01.2022Sem.R. DA grün 04 (LIVE)lecture
AKMOD AKNUM Numerical methods in acoustics - Single appointments
Tue05.10.202113:00 - 15:00 Online via Zoom: https://oeaw-ac-at.zoom.us/j/99680362938?pwd=RkhCelk2TkJzYmZ0d093cjhZdFlGUT09First meeting
Tue12.10.202113:00 - 15:00Sem.R. DA grün 04 lecture
Tue19.10.202113:00 - 15:00Sem.R. DA grün 04 lecture
Tue09.11.202113:00 - 15:00Sem.R. DA grün 04 lecture
Tue16.11.202113:00 - 15:00Sem.R. DA grün 04 lecture
Tue23.11.202113:00 - 15:00Sem.R. DA grün 04 lecture
Tue30.11.202113:00 - 15:00Sem.R. DA grün 04 lecture
Tue07.12.202113:00 - 15:00Sem.R. DA grün 04 lecture
Tue14.12.202113:00 - 15:00Sem.R. DA grün 04 lecture
Tue11.01.202213:00 - 15:00Sem.R. DA grün 04 lecture
Tue18.01.202213:00 - 15:00Sem.R. DA grün 04 lecture
Tue25.01.202213:00 - 15:00Sem.R. DA grün 04 lecture

Examination modalities

Oral exam

Course registration

Not necessary



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Previous knowledge

Knowledge in Linear Algebra