Acoustics Bulletin July-August 2022 issue is available to members
The July/August 2022 issue of Acoustics Bulletin is avialable to view online and will shortly be in the post to members (as a print edition), and it includes these articles:
• The 51st International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering will be held at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow on 21-24 August 2022, and in this issue, we bring a comprehensive guide to the event, including keynote speaker details and main topics. We also introduce the new Inter-noise buddy scheme and how to join us live online if you can’t make it to Glasgow. For those who make the journey, we have included a guide to Glasgow’s best bits, where to stay and where to eat.
• The Instrumentation Corner article in this issue covers artificial intelligence and machine learning. These advances we have seen in the past few years, coupled with the widespread availability of powerful computing in the cloud and on portable devices have opened the way for a wide range of exciting technical applications in almost every field.
• IOA has established a Stammering Support Network, in association with STAMMA (The British Stammering Association). It aims to provide a place for professionals involved in acoustics across the UK who stammer, to come together in a mutually supportive environment.
• Matt Torjussen’s technical article, ‘The Game of Tones’ explores the different ways in which BS 4142 treats tonality in industrial and commercial sound, the underlying evidence, and emerging alternative techniques.
• Frank Fahy died at the age of 85 years recently. He was Emeritus Professor of Engineering Acoustics at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) at the University of Southampton and our obituary tells a story of a man with ‘ an infectious enthusiasm for acoustics’.
• International Women in Engineering Day took place on 23 June 2022, making this issue a perfect place to showcase some of the women engineers working in acoustics. We will publish more profiles in subsequent issues of Acoustics Bulletin, but for now, we introduce Dr Hasina Begum and Nina Cherian.
• Helen Sheldon, Associate at RBA Acoustics Ltd, relates the tale of how she contributed to the <Italics next 6 words>: Bedtime Stories for Very Young Engineers project, which aims to turn toddlers onto engineering through the power of storytelling.
Just to remind you about our technical articles. Although they are not peer reviewed, they all go through an internal checking process via the IOA Publications Committee and their panel of volunteer experts. This is intended to highlight any discrepancies in the articles, or areas that may need clarification, which are then referred back to authors for amends.
The deadline for the next issue (September/October 2022) issue is Tuesday 9 August 2022 at the very latest please. If you have a technical article that you’d like to submit for consideration, please email the editor at nickyr [at] warnersgroup [dot] co [dot] uk at any time.
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