New England NoiceCon-16

Short Courses

Short Course #1: INCE Fundamentals Exam Prep Course       $200

Sunday, June 12 (morning and afternoon)

Instructors: TBD
Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm (course), 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm (fundamentals exam)
Location: TBD
Cost: $200
Description: The INCE Fundamentals Exam may be used in partial fulfillment of the requirements for INCE Membership. A review session will be conducted from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm to prepare for the exam. The exam will then be offered beginning at 1:30 pm. Please note that when registering for this course, you will be asked to upload a digital photo.

Short Course #2: Public Outreach Workshop

Monday, June 13

There will be a free public outreach conference and workshop addressing community noise and natural quiet on Monday June 13th, at the hotel. The one day Conference/Workshop is sponsored by A Quieter Future and the Michiko So Finegold Memorial Trust and INCE USA. This event is for the public — conservationists, educators, scientists, students, anyone concerned about the effects of noise; and, of course, NoiseCon attendees, accompanying persons, vendors, and your New England Area friends are invited too! There will be several speakers and time for Q & A during speaker panels. Your expertise and ideas would add a lot! If you plan to attend please register at TBD.

Short Course #3: Intensity Measurements

Sunday, June 12 (afternoon only)

Instructor: Steven Jorro, CPhys, Senior Test Engineer, Acoustic Technology Center, E-A-R Thermal Acoustic Systems, Aearo Technologies LLC - a 3M company
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Cost: $100
Non-Member: $150
The following topics will be included in this half-day course.

  1. Introduction
  2. Sound pressure vs. sound power
  3. Fundamental derivation
  4. Wave theory & momentum equation
  5. Time averaging nature
  6. Measurement systems - benefits & limitations - P-P vs. P-U probes & Holography
    1. P-P probe algorithms – real time filters vs. FFT
    2. P-P probe - choice of spacers & extending frequency range
  7. Acoustic fields
  8. Measurement techniques & case studies
    1. PI index & calibration
    2. Sound power
    3. Mapping & noise source ranking
    4. Sound transmission loss
    5. Source identification – location, strength & frequency
    6. Synthesizing treatment measures using sound power
    7. Noise path analysis using reciprocity

Short Course #4: Marine Noise Simulations

Sunday, June 12

Instructors: Dr. Rabah Hadjit, Technical Manager, Vibro-Acoustics, ESI-Group
Dr. Bryce Gardner, Lead Acoustic Scientist, ESI-Group
Time: 9am to 4pm
Cost: $200
Non–member: $250
NoiseCon is offering a marine noise simulation seminar on Sunday, June 12, just before NOISE-CON 2016 in Providence, RI. This class will cover theory and practice for simulating both ship interior noise propagation and marine underwater noise propagation.

During this seminar, we will introduce the main numerical simulation methods available for acoustics, namely the deterministic finite element and boundary element methods, statistic energy analysis, hybrid FE-SEA modeling, and ray-tracing. We will explain the advantages and limitations of each method and how they complement each other in order to perform simulation across the entire frequency spectrum. We will demonstrate through multiple application cases the steps required to build and use simulation models, starting from the required input data, the modeling steps and the results post-processing.

The application examples will cover:

  • Ship interior noise due to airborne and structure-borne paths
  • Sound package design and optimization
  • Underwater noise radiation
  • Speech transmissibility