Acoustics laboratory

Our new acoustics laboratory was built on the TU campus Lichtwiese. Three acoustics laboratories are located in the machine acoustics lab. The special interior fittings of the acoustics laboratories are financially supported by funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the European Union.

Goals

Our new acoustics laboratory is currently being built on the TU campus Lichtwiese on the south-eastern outskirts of Darmstadt behind the mechanical engineering main building. Three acoustic laboratories are to be built in a facility currently under construction on the Lichtwiese campus of TU Darmstadt. The specialized interior design of the acoustic laboratories will be financially supported by funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the European Union.

The funding from the ERDF funds of the European Union covered the user-specific interior fittings of these three laboratories, i.e. the special interior fittings with sound-absorbing wall and ceiling paneling, special doors, technical interior equipment, as well as a crane in the semi-anechoic room.

Acoustics laboratories of SAM (from left to right): anechoic room, reverberation room, semi-anechoic room, control room
Acoustics laboratories of SAM (from left to right): anechoic room, reverberation room, semi-anechoic room, control room

Interior

Interior of the anechoic chamber

Interior of the semianechoic chamber

Interior of the echo chamber

Results

With the new acoustics laboratories, TU Darmstadt received a significantly improved research infrastructure. The SAM department understands noise as a harmful environmental effect that needs to be minimized as far as possible through fundamental engineering research and subsequent knowledge transfer into practice. Therefore, the future acoustics laboratories will make a significant contribution to reducing noise. This in turn has direct positive implications for human health and the preservation of habitats and biodiversity. In the key area of mobility, acoustics takes on an interface function, so that the future acoustics laboratories also contribute to resource efficiency.