The November/December 2021 issue of Acoustics Bulletin is available to members

The November/December 2021 issue of Acoustics Bulletin is available to members

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Alex Shaida
Fri, 26/11/2021 - 11:32


The November/December 2021 issue of Acoustics Bulletin is available to download for Members and it includes these articles:

  • The instrumentation corner article in this issue is by Martin Armstrong, founder member of the IOA M&I Committee, where he discusses mechanical vibration and the human response to in respect of both health and safety, and comfort.
  • Legal expert, Dani Fiumicelli, looks at the case of Coventry v Lawrence [2014] where the Supreme Court said that a defendant maybe able to successfully argue that, by changing the use of their own land, the claimants have created a noise nuisance for themselves.
  • To go alongside our extensive STEM activities, the IOA supported the International Year of Sound with a schools’ competition designed to encourage pupils to listen more carefully to the sound environment.
  • Gianluca Memoli, Letizia Chisari, Lorenzo Bonoldi and Abdelhalim Azbaid El Ouahabi wrote an article for Acoustics Bulletin in 2020, summarising some of the research at Sussex on acoustic metamaterials. One of the applications mentioned was the design of metamaterial panels for noise management in intensive care units. In a context where metamaterials are usually perceived as ‘single tone’ objects, they wanted to test them in a real scenario, where they could be designed to work over larger bandwidths. This new article summarises what happened next.
  • IOA STEM committee members, Matthew Muirhead and Vicky Stewart report on initiatives to engage with EngineeringUK and curate a virtual work experience package.
  • Mary Stevens, IOA Policy Support, provides a summary of consultation responses submitted on the sale and use of fireworks in Scotland, the strategy for net zero aviation and the review of onshore wind farm noise assessment guidance.
  • For the IOA Early Careers Group (ECG), Graeme Littleford of HS2 (High Speed Two) Ltd and the ECG Representative at the IOA Electroacoustics Committee, gives an insight into his career so far and how he ended up working on the largest engineering project in the UK.

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 Although they are not peer reviewed, they all go through an internal checking process via the IOA Publications Committee and their panel of volunteer experts.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 (January/February 2022) issue is Thursday 2 December 2021 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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