Acoustical engineering is the process of designing and planning for the control of noise and vibration in order to create a more favourable environment. It is a specialized form of engineering that deals with the generation, transmission, and control of sound.
Innovolo offers services in acoustical engineering to help inventors and product development managers build better products. You can make better use of acoustical engineering services to create a positive atmosphere for your product if you understand what it is and how it may be utilized.
Innovolo offers a full range of vibration services, delivered by experts with years of experience in the field. We can help you with everything from vibration analysis to control and suppression.
An example of a product development task we would get involved with is the analysis of the effects of vibration on a threaded fastener joint. The vibration of the threaded fastener joint can cause premature failure of the connection. We would use the Junker test to apply various levels of vibration to the threaded fastener joint and observe the results.
Innovolo also offers ultrasound services. Ultrasound is a type of vibration that is above the audible range for humans. We use ultrasound in many different applications, such as medical diagnostics and sonar.
Examples of products that use ultrasound are fetal dopplers, medical imaging machines, and non-destructive testing equipment.
Not to be confused with aerodynamics, aeroacoustics is the study of the generation and control of sound in a fluid medium. It is a relatively new field that is growing rapidly as our understanding of the physics of sound improves.
An example of a product that uses aerodynamic principles to control noise is the airfoil on the leading edge of a modern jet engine cowling. The airfoil creates a vortex of air that helps to control the noise generated by the engine.
Audio Signal Processing
Audio signal processing is the manipulation of audio signals using mathematical algorithms. It is used in many different applications, such as music production, voice recognition, and digital audio broadcasting.
One application of audio signal processing that is often used in product development is noise reduction. Noise reduction algorithms are used to remove the noise from an audio signal, leaving the desired signal intact.
Bioacoustics is the study of the interaction between sound and living things. It covers a wide range of applications, from studying animal communication to diagnosing medical conditions.
One application of bioacoustics that is often used in product development is human hearing. Human hearing is one of the most complex and sensitive audio signals that we encounter. It can be difficult to create a product that sounds good to humans without doing extensive testing and prototyping.
Electroacoustics is the study of the interaction between sound and electric fields. It is used in many different applications, such as audio engineering, sonar, and seismology.
One application of electroacoustics that is often used in product development is loudspeakers. Loudspeakers are devices that convert electrical signals into sound waves. By understanding the principles of electroacoustics, you can design loudspeakers that are more efficient and produce better-quality sound.
Environmental acoustics is the study of the effects of sound on the environment. It is used in many different applications, such as noise pollution control, land-use planning, and architectural acoustics.
One application of environmental acoustics that is often used in product development is noise pollution control. Noise pollution is a problem that is becoming increasingly prevalent as our society becomes more industrialized. By understanding the principles of environmental acoustics, you can design products that are less noise-polluting.
Musical acoustics is the study of the physics of music. It covers a wide range of applications, from understanding how instruments work to composing music that takes advantage of the properties of sound waves.
One application of musical acoustics that is often used in product development is sound reproduction. Sound reproduction is the process of reproducing the sound of a musical instrument or another audio source in a way that is faithful to the original. By understanding the principles of musical acoustics, you can design products that sound better than those that are currently on the market.
Psychoacoustics is the study of how humans perceive sound. It covers a wide range of applications, from understanding the effects of noise on human health to designing products that are more pleasing to the ear.
One application of psychoacoustics that is often used in product development is sound design. Sound design is the process of shaping the sound of a product so that it is more pleasing to the user. By understanding the principles of psychoacoustics, you can design products that are more comfortable to listen to.
Underwater acoustics is the study of the propagation of sound in water. It is used in many different applications, such as sonar and submarine communication.
One application of underwater acoustics that is often used in product development is sonar. Sonar is a method of detecting objects underwater by using sound waves. By understanding the principles of underwater acoustics, you can design sonar systems that are more efficient and provide better-quality imaging.
Innovolo offers a range of services in acoustical engineering, including noise reduction, bioacoustics, electroacoustics, environmental acoustics, musical acoustics, psychoacoustics, and underwater acoustics. We have the expertise and experience to help you create products that sound great.