Architectural Acoustics

Room/Building Acoustics

  • Noise from building exterior
    • Address issues with noise passing from the exterior to the interior through roofs, eaves, walls, windows, doors and other penetrations.
  • Room to Room Noise
    • Address issues noise passing from room to room through ceilings, partitions, doors, windows, flanking, HVAC ducting, and other penetrations.
  • Interior space acoustics
    • Address issues with sound in a particular space by adding acoustic treatment to achieve the appropriate acoustic performance for the intended use.
  • Mechanical equipment noise
    • HVAC noise
    • Elevators
    • Generators
    • Etc.

Analytical Techniques

  • Ray Tracing and image source modeling for interior acoustic problems
  • Boundary Element Modeling (BEM) for acoustics
  • Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA)
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for vibration and acoustics
  • Isolation system design

GLSV utilizes a variety of tools and techniques to predict noise characteristics in interior and exterior spaces. We can assist with:

  • Component selection/specification
  • Treatment selection/specification
  • Integration planning
  • Best practice design for NVH

Experimental Techniques

GLSV utilizes a variety of tools and techniques to quantify and characterize noise characteristics in already constructed interior and exterior spaces.

  • Sound Pressure measurements
  • Vibration measurements
  • Modal Analysis
  • Order tracking
  • Transfer path analysis
  • Acoustic intensity
  • Acoustic holography
  • Acoustic beam forming
  • Understand existing performance
  • Identify root cause issues
  • Design, install, and evaluate solutions