The March-April issue of the Acoustics Bulletin is available to members

The March-April issue of the Acoustics Bulletin is available to members

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Alex Shaida
Tue, 05/04/2022 - 12:25

 

The March/April 2022 issue of Acoustics Bulletin is with members and it includes these articles:

  • The Instrumentation Corner article in this issue addresses sound level meters calibration and the choices the user has in specifying how and what needs to be done to ensure their instruments are giving all the information at the level of precision they require.
  • We bring you a report on the 37th annual Reproduced Sound conference, organised by the IOA’s Electro-Acoustics Group (EAG), which took place last November.
  • Ground source heat pumps are becoming an increasingly common response to the requirements for sustainable and efficient sources of heat, but they are not without problems, noise being one of these. Richard Collman and Mike Hewett describe some of the issues with finding solutions to noise problems caused by these installations.
  • The IOA recognises that introducing children to acoustics is essential for the development of the subject by future generations. In creating the primary and secondary schools competitions we hope that we will inspire children to think more consciously about their aural environment and perhaps even encourage them to consider a future career in acoustics.
  • We preview our latest publication, ‘Transport Noise, how it affects our health and wellbeing’. It has just been issued online and includes articles by noted industry experts who explore noise from road, rail and air transport, how it is measured, predicted, managed and mitigated.
  • The restrictions imposed by the pandemic thwarted the continuation of ‘in-person’ listening tests into Ambisonic order transparency. It raised the question of how to maintain essential test features using remote systems.  Many people had access to webcams, laptops and headphones due to remote working, so Mark Dring and Dr Bruce Wiggins, College of Science and Engineering, University of Derby, sought to leverage this.
  • London South Bank University (LSBU) is the first establishment to offer the new Acoustics Technician Apprenticeship, and it starts this September. It was designed by Professor Stephen Dance and developed by Dr Luis Gomez-Agustina and Dr Hyun Lim.

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 Although they are not peer reviewed, they all go through an internal checking process via the IOA Publications Committee and their panel of volunteer experts.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 (May/June 2022) issue is Thursday 7 April 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.