Comfortable Environments: Materials for Room Acoustics and Noise Control

A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 237

Special Issue Editors


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Department of Physics, Systems Engineering and Signal Theory, University of Alicante, Ctra. San Vicente del Raspeig, 03080 Alicante, Spain
Interests: acoustics; sound absorbing materials

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Department of Physics, Systems Engineering and Signal Theory, University of Alicante, Ctra. San Vicente del Raspeig, 03080 Alicante, Spain
Interests: acoustics; sound quality; noise and vibrations
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Department of Physics, Systems Engineering and Signal Theory, University of Alicante, Ctra. San Vicente del Raspeig, 03080 Alicante, Spain
Interests: architectural acoustics; acoustics; transducers; ultrasonics; psychoacoustics; evaluation; acoustics and acoustic engineering; acoustic analysis; sound; vibration control
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Noise and vibrations are significant problems that affect the well-being and comfort of people in buildings. In this context, developing materials and devices that dissipate or control sound energy is of great importance in order to improve habitability. Advances in this field over the last few years have paved the way for the design of new systems, ranging from acoustic metamaterials to innovative constructive solutions, many of which are conceived for their use indoors (e.g., workspaces, gymnasiums, classrooms, auditoriums, etc.). On the other hand, the characterization of these materials and the assessment of their in situ acoustic performance are also integral to their adoption in the building engineering sectors.

We would like to invite researchers to contribute to this Special Issue which intends to serve as a unique multidisciplinary forum covering broad aspects of materials for room acoustics and noise control in buildings.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • An assessment of the acoustic performance of rooms;
  • New materials for sound absorption and vibration reduction in rooms;
  • Devices for noise control in room acoustics;
  • The modelling and simulation of room environments;
  • New methods and techniques for the characterization of acoustic materials.

Dr. Jesús Carbajo
Dr. Pedro Poveda-Martínez
Prof. Dr. J. Ramis-Soriano
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • room acoustics
  • noise control
  • acoustic materials

Published Papers

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