Research in acoustics at the Department of Media Technologies is rather multidisciplinary, involving several topics. On the one hand, efforts are focused on experimental and theoretical mechanics, with special emphasis on noise and vibration transmission path analysis. Research is also carried out on finite element methods applied to computational acoustics and aeroacoustics. These are used to address different types of problems, such as articulatory speech synthesis. Graph theory applied to noise and vibration control in statistical energy analysis models also constitutes another new and active field of research. On the other hand, further subjects such as virtual acoustics or the generation of audible sound by means of ultrasounds are also being investigated.
Finally, it is worthwhile mentioning that the acoustic staff possesses a long experience in the performance of research and engineering projects, both of an applied and theoretical character.
Contact: Dr. Oriol Guasch i Fortuny