134.995 Acoustical Engineering Canceled
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to summarise a) the history of acoustics, especially its milestones influencing the theory of cognition, b) to describe acoustic waves in solids, fluids and gases, c) to explain electro acoustic analogies and electro acoustic transducers as well as d) to recognise and understand the importance of ultrasound in nature, engineering and medicine. Furthermore, students passing the examination are able to explain important terms as SONAR, NDT, HIFU, Doppler-Sonography, sono-luminiscence as well as timely ultrasound applications, e.g., resonant acoustic wave based (BAW, SAW) sensors, ultrasonic biocell-filters, sono-thrombolysis, sono-poration and, if needed, are able to apply this state-of-the-art knowledge within their future profession.

Subject of course

History of Acoustics and its impact to the understanding of cognition; Theory; Acoustic waves in solids media; Acoustic waves in fluids; Electroacoustic analogies; Electroacoustic transducers; Ultrasound in nature, engineering and medicine. Explanation of established and of timely ultrasound applications: SONAR; Non-destructive Testing NDT; High Intensity Focused Ultrasound HIFU; Ultrasound imaging; Doppler-sonography; Ultrasound and dispersions (ultrasonic separation of suspended particles, emulsion splitting), Ultrasound bio-cell filters; Sonoluminiscence; Sonothrombolysis, Sonoporation).

Teaching methods

Research guided education by lectures supported by digital presentations with focus on video-clips demonstrating procedure and results of simple key experiments for the understanding of acoustics.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Start 3.10.2022



Examination modalities

Public plenary oral exam at the end of the semester or further along the line on appointment. Estimated individual duration: 20 minutes.

Optionally a WOEP Written online examination on paper may be offered. Procedere

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
21.09.2023 08:00 09.10.2023 12:00 09.10.2023 23:00

Registration modalities

First lecture on Mo 3.10.2022


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 460 Physical Energy and Measurement Engineering Not specified
066 461 Technical Physics Not specified


Keynote Presentation slides and Links to Video Clips are available via TISS. Those are complemented by a script of the theory-part and key literature.
The complete set of documents can be downloaded via the Link given below.

Previous knowledge

Advantageous: Vector-, matrices and tensor analysis

Preceding courses

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses


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