Engineering themes

Ingenia articles are categorised by engineering themes and subject areas.

Showing 12 articles for: Acoustics

The sound before the slide

The sound before the slide

Engineers at Loughborough University have developed a tool that listens for sounds of ground movement to detect and warn of landslides.

Issue 89
Music for the masses

Music for the masses

Richard Gray, Mirek Stiles and Jon Eades

Abbey Road Studios is using its engineering expertise to allow musicians recreate its classic sound wherever they want to record.

Issue 72
How to maximise loudspeaker quality

How to maximise loudspeaker quality

Dr Jack Oclee-Brown

Replication of sound without distortion has long been a challenge for makers of home stereo speaker systems

Issue 62

Talking to machines

Professor Steve Young FREng

How speech recognition systems behind voice-driven personal assistant devices work and are being integrated with the internet and large sets of data

Issue 54

Auralisation - Engineering sound for public places

Rob Harris FREng

Arup Acoustics use virtual environment to develop designs for auditoria with superb sound quality.

Issue 40

Professor Dame Ann Dowling CBE - Creating silent skies

Michael Kenward OBE

Professor Dowling’s career began working with Concorde and has moved on to working on sustainable urban development.

Issue 37

Vehicle Sound Engineering

Dr Paul Jennings, Dr Garry Dunne and Roger Williams

Creating car sounds that are appropriate to their marques

Issue 31

Surround sound from all angles

Professor Philip Nelson FREng and Professor Hareo Hamada

Southampton and Tokyo Denki University, Tokyo A discussion of the technology behind creating an ‘illusion’ of a virtual source of sound for application in surround sound systems and innovative audio products

Issue 19

The engineering of the concert grand piano

Richard Dain FREng

By using new materials and new analytical tools designers have the potential to improve piano quality

Issue 12

Hearing in three dimensions

Alastair Sibbald

Our remarkable spatial hearing abilities can now be synthesised and used to enhance music processing, virtual reality and maybe even mobile phones.

Issue 5