Vicoustic Academy Room Acoustics
The Vicoustic Academy Room Acoustics course is an intensive 2 days training program for all who want to understand and experience how sound energy interacts with materials inside rooms and its influence on the room’s acoustical response.
Participants will not only learn the acoustic principles of sound behaviour in rooms but also experience them, at the Vicoustic R&D Center.
Our unique laboratory facilities include a variable volume Reverberant/Anechoic
Chamber and a Multifunctional Room with magnetic walls that allows the easy assembly and disassembly of any line up of products to study their performance and influence on the room acoustics.
This course gives a unique hands-on experience that will go through every step of the room acoustical design process, material testing and listening the final acoustical result for different types of treatment.
8h per day
Maximum 10 Students
LOCATIONVicoustic R&D Lab
Avenida do Pólo 3, Nº159
4590-137 Carvalhosa, Paços de Ferreira
Phone: +351 917 851 019
AIMS AND SCOPE
The aim of this course is to train students to carry out the acoustics design of different types of rooms, in accordance with state-of-the-art standards and guidelines. Although the full design and detailed specification of all aspects of architectural acoustics is beyond the scope of this course, it is expected that students will gain understanding of the principles and practice involved in the acoustic design of different types of spaces.
The general goal is to illustrate and work with the fundamental aspects of the acoustics of different types of rooms from concert halls and theatres to control rooms, hi-fi rooms, offices and schools amongst others. Specific goals include:
The course is intended for undergraduate or postgraduate students, researchers and professionals, ranging from architects, designers and engineers to musicians and sound technicians, who would like to get a further insight into the concepts and applications in room acoustics.
Only 10 candidates are accepted in this edition of the training. A selection process will be carried out, based on the analysis of the candidate’s CV, to be sent when applying for enrollment.
After this training the trainees will be able to:
STUDENT RESOURCES NEEDED
The students are expected to bring their own laptop incorporating a spreadsheet editor.
*Transport only includes the trip from Vicoustic Academy to the Hotel and vice versa.
Vicoustic R&D center
The Vicoustic Research Center was designed for technological development that includes training and skill enhancement in specific areas, including Acoustic Product Engineering and Surveillance Technology. Vicoustic has been dedicating considerable investigation in Building integration, on an international scale, and has been extremely successful in producing high performance acoustic products that comply with demanding fire ratings,
performance acoustic products that comply with demanding fire ratings, safety and environmental regulations, while maintaining competitive cost levels. As a result, Vicoustic products are fully optimized. The R&D Center is divided into two distinct areas - Multifunctional Room and Lab Test Facility.
1. Multifunctional Room
The Multifunctional Room has magnetic walls that allow us to mount and dismount any combination of products, to study their performance, quality, design and aesthetics, instantaneously.
2. Lab Test Facility
The Lab Test Facility is an innovative chamber with exclusive features that continues to be unique in the world. The objective was to build an adaptive volume chamber, allowing us to perform acoustic tests in various sized rooms. Thanks to a 4 ton mechanical wall, that travels on a set of rails, we can define the exact dimensions of the chamber, and adjust the length of sound waves produced inside.
The wall has a custom made insulation system that is remotely controlled by a hydraulic system, completely blocking sound transmission, inside and out. It includes a cutting-edge laboratory infrastructure that converts into three hybrid states: Low Frequency Resonation Chamber, Reverberation Chamber, and an Anechoic Chamber.
Inside the hybrid test lab, we have installed four subwoofers and one B&K Omnidirectional loudspeaker that will generate specific sound waves named Plane Waves. By positioning the mechanical wall, it is possible to study any product sample at precise frequencies. The sound behavior is captured using B&K microphones, insuring reliable data to continue our analysis.
The technology and rigorous in-house testing are the foundation of each and every product, making Vicoustic a distinguished brand and leader in its sector.