The autumn issue of Sound Bites, the IOA's student e-zine, is now out. Packed with a mixture of fascinating news about acoustics-related items and...
What is acoustics?
Acoustics is the interdisciplinary science that deals with the study of all mechanical waves in gases, liquids, and solids including vibration, sound, ultrasound and infrasound.
Many people mistakenly think that acoustics is strictly musical or architectural in nature. While acoustics does include the study of musical instruments and architectural spaces, it also covers a vast range of topics, including: noise control, SONAR for submarine navigation, ultrasounds for medical imaging, thermoacoustic refrigeration, seismology, bioacoustics, and electroacoustic communication.
Jobs in Acoustics
The Institute has published the final two Supplementary Guidance Notes to its Good Practice Guide on wind turbine noise assessment and rating. They...
The IOA has formed an amplitude modulation (AM) working group as a sub-group of the wind turbine noise working party.
Gavin Irvine, of Ion Acoustics...
A wide range of publications, brochures, CDs and consultation documents is available through the Institute of Acoustics publication shop.