Course syllabus ZAW - Acoustics of Wood (FFWT - WS 2019/2020)

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Course code: ZAW
Course title in language of instruction: -- item not defined --
Course title in Czech: Acoustics of Wood
Course title in English: Acoustics of Wood
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: English
Level of course: bachelor; master; master continuing
Semester: WS 2019/2020
Name of lecturer: Ing. Jan Tippner, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: to study at faculty REK or to study at faculty LDF
Aims of the course:
Student will be introduced to acoustics with orientation to properties of wood and utilization of wood. Course consists of the topics: theory of acoustics, wave propagation in the wood, dynamical and acoustical properties of different wood species, internal friction in the wood, experimental methods for the acoustic characterization of wood, sound as nondestructive tool for wood characteristics assessment, influence of aging and moisture in the acoustic properties of the wood, methods for improving acoustic properties of wood, acoustic emissions, room acoustics, acoustics of musical instruments, numerical methods in vibro-acoustics, using of wood in architecture, sound reproducer systems and musical instruments.
Course contents:
1.Introduction to the course.
Contents of acoustics and acoustics of wood.
Theory background of acoustics.
(allowance 3/0)
2.Wave propagation in the wood.
Dynamical and acoustical properties of different wood species.
(allowance 3/0)
3.Damping, internal friction in the wood. (allowance 3/0)
4.Laboratory: frequency analysis of wooden bar, determination of
logarithmic decrement of damping in the wood.
(allowance 0/3)
5.Experimental methods for the acoustic characterization of wood.
Sound as non­destructive tool for wood quality assessment.
(allowance 3/0)
6.Laboratory: determination of sound velocity in the wood, determination of
dynamic elastic moduli in the wood.
(allowance 0/3)
7.Influence of aging to acoustic properties of wood.
Influence of moisture to acoustic properties of wood.
Improving of acoustic properties of wood.
(allowance 3/0)
8.Revision, short test.
Acoustic emissions, room acoustics, sound reverberance.
Wood, acoustics & architecture.
(allowance 3/0)
9.Acoustic of musical instruments. (allowance 3/0)
10.Modal analysis , harmonic analysis and acoustic analysis
by the help of finite element method.
(allowance 0/3)
11.Laboratory: determination of natural frequencies of soundboards,
Chladni's patterns of vibration of soundboard.
(allowance 3/0)
12.Wood & sound reproducer systems. Loudspeakers. (allowance 3/0)
13.Seminary. Presentation of seminary projects. (allowance 0/3)
14.Repetition.Acoustic and Acoustic properties of Wood. (allowance 1/2)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Ability to solve problems
-Ability to speak and write in mother tongue
-Ability to work in international context
-Capacity to learn
-Communication in second language
-Ethical commitment
-General knowledge
-Professional knowledge
-Science and research skills
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information
-Spirit of enterprise

Specific competences:
-Basics of general acoustics
-Experimental measurement of acoustical properties of wood
-Relations between acoustical and mechanical properties of materials
-Wood and musical instruments

Type of course unit: optional
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice14 h
     consultation8 h
     preparation for exam12 h
     preparation for regular testing4 h
     preparation of presentation6 h
     elaboration and execution of projects12 h
Total84 h
Assessment methods:
Credit for successful project, oral exam.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQBUCUR, V.Acoustics of WoodBoca RatonCRC Press19950-8493-4801-3
RQBADER, R.Computational mechanics of the classical guitarBerlinSpringer20053-540-25136-7
RQBODIG, J. -- JAYNE, B A.Mechanics of Wood and Wood CompositesMalabarKrieger Publish.Comp.19930-89464-777-6
RQBUCUR, V.Nondestructive characterization and imaging of woodBerlinSpringer20033-540-43840-8
RQComposite Materials: Mechanical Behavior and Structural AnalysisNew YorkSpringer Verlag19980-387-98426-7
RQBRÖKER, F.Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Wood : May 2 - 4, 2005, University of Applied Sciences Eberswalde, GermanyAachenShaker20053-8322-3949-9
RQFRÝBA, L.Vibration of solids and structures under moving loadsPragueAcademia199980-200-0715-6
RQWorld Musical Instruments: Musikinstrumente der WeltAmsterdamPepin Press2008978-90-5768-116-5
RQMECHEL, F.Formulas of AcousticsBerlinSpringer2002
RQWave propagation in viscoelastic and poroelastic continua: a boundary element approachBerlin [u.a.Springer20013-54041632-3
RQZIENKIEWICZ, O. -- TAYLOR, R.The finite element method : Basic formulation and linear problems . Volume 1LondonMcGraw-Hill19890-07-084174-8
RQZIENKIEWICZ, O. -- TAYLOR, R.The finite element method : Solid and fluid Mechanics, dynamics and non-linearity . Volume 2BerkshireMcGraw-Hill19910-07-084175-6


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