Acoustics Bulletin March-April 2021 issue will be available soon
The March/April 2021 issue of Acoustics Bulletin will be with members shortly and it includes these articles (the digital copy is already available for members to download from their account):
- Ludo Ausiello’s technical article ‘Quantitative measurements to enhance performance of acoustic musical instruments and improve manufacturing’, discusses how the sine-sweep measurement method, which has become a standard in room acoustics and loudspeaker testing, can also be used to gather reliable quantitative data representing the response and performance of acoustic musical instruments.
- Dr Luis Gomez-Agustina and his colleagues have surveyed the acoustic characteristics of the Greenwich foot tunnel in London. The subterranean link is used by 1.2 million people a year and it has become an interesting London landmark because of its unusual and interesting acoustic characteristics.
- In October 2020, the Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise (ICCAN) published a consultation document entitled: ‘The Future of Aviation Noise Management: ICCAN’s emerging view’. With the assistance of the Institute’s Environmental Noise Group, led by Steve Mitchell, the IOA prepared and submitted its response to ICCAN.
- The past year has brought about many changes to the way members interact with the IOA. Alex Shaida writes that to gain additional membership value, it depends on how much you choose to utilise the various resources on offer, for example, career progression is often driven by CPD and networking, and membership offers unrivalled opportunities to do both and there are plenty of ways you can interact more fully in 2021. See page 16.
- For many, the pandemic has been an ideal opportunity to bolster their education and learn new skills. For others, furloughs and lockdowns put brakes on starting a degree or diploma. Tomasz Galikowski, Chair of the IOA Early Careers Group invited leading educational organisations to attend a webinar in February to find out what courses and financial options are available. His report is on page 18.
- Electroacoustics Group took it up a level at Reproduced Sound 2020, read Adam Hill’s report on page 22.
Just a note 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 Although they are not peer reviewed, they all go through an internal checking process via the IOA Publications Committee and their panel of volunteer experts.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 (May/June 2021) issue is Thursday 8th April 2021 at the 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