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Research Areas

The AVC Group has its principal research activities and interests focused in the following areas:

Active Noise and Vibration Control When an additional sound or vibration generator is combined with a noise and vibration disturbance, it is possible to reduce the overall noise or vibration. Learn more

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Aeroacoustics Sound can be generated from the movement of air or liquid when it flows past a structure. By understanding the way the flow moves, it is possible to predict the noise that is generated and to design the system to reduce the noise that is generated. Learn more

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Condition Monitoring By measuring the vibration from a machine or the sound generated by a machine, it is possible to detect faults and the severity of the fault within a machine. Learn more

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Dynamics and Control The design and analysis of moving structures enable the creation of specialised machinery. By using an automatic control system, the motion of these systems can be programmed to respond as required. Learn more

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Noise Control Unwanted noise is a part of daily life. Systems can be used to reduce the noise that is generated, or when installed strategically can be used to reduce the noise that is received. Learn more

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Thermoacoustics Heat can be used to generate sound, and sound can also be used to create a temperature gradient such as in a heat-pump or refrigerator. Learn more

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Ultrasound High frequency sound above 20 kHz is called ultrasound and can be used to form images, detect faults in structures, enhance chemical reactions, treat unwanted algae in water supplies, and much more. Learn more

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Underwater Acoustics About 70% of the Earth is covered in water and understanding the propagation of sound underwater is important for detecting objects, avoiding being detected, communication, characterising the sea bed, and much more. Learn more

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Vibration Isolation Vibration isolation systems can be used to stop the transmission of vibration from reaching other parts of a structure. Learn more

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Vibro-acoustics When a vibrating structure is in contact with a gas, it causes sound to be generated in the gas. Understanding the interaction of the structure and the gas is important for reducing (or intentionally increasing) the noise that is generated. Learn more

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Waves and Oscillating Systems Ocean wave energy is a massive sustainable energy source, the harvesting of which relies on the design and control of wave-induced oscillating systems. Learn more

Wave Oscillation
Acoustics, Vibration and Control Research Group
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