Course Details

Noise and vibrations in buildings

Academic Year 2024/25

NHA059 course is part of 1 study plan

NPC-EVB Winter Semester 1st year

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Language of instruction



5 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Introduction, repetition of fundamentals in room acoustics from previous study. 2. Problems of sound insulation properties of buildings constructions – airborne and impact sound insulation. 3. Acoustic measurements and solution of sound insulation deficiencies –– Part I. 4. Acoustic measurements and solution of sound insulation deficiencies –– Part II. 5. Fundamental calculation methods, determination of sound insulation properties, selection of convenient building materials 6. Problems in buildings with respect of stationary noise sources 7. Measurements of noise from stationary sources, optimisation of sound sources in buildings and outdoors 8. Prevention of noise and vibrations from stationary and other sources 9. Room acoustics – materials and measurement methods 10. Room acoustics – calculation methods 11. -13. Comprehensive solution of selected buildings for sound insulation, room acoustics and noise sources


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1. Introduction, repetition of fundamental principles 2. Set of tasks for consolidation of knowledge from previous study. 3. Assignment of a selected building for practical solution of lectured problems – sound insulation properties, noise sources, room acoustics 4. Assessment of sound insulation properties in the selected building in accordance with catalogues and calculations. 5. Solution of building construction details 6. Stationary sound sources, fundamental calculations, introduction to software assessments 7. Software simulations 8. Solution of problems of stationary sound sources in the building including building construction details 9. Consultations, task completion 10. Room acoustics, fundamentals, calculations procedures, task instructions 11. Assessments, computer simulations 12. Consultations 13. Credit