Efficient sound barrier calculations with the BEM

Peter Møller Juhl, Vicente Cutanda Henriquez

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review


The Boundary Element Method has been used for calculating the effect of introducing sound barriers for
some decades. The method has also been used for optimizing the shape of the barrier and in some cases
the effects of introducing sound absorption. However, numerical calculations are still quite time
consuming and inconvenient to use, which is limiting their use for many practical problems. Moreover,
measurements are mostly taken in one-third or full octave bands opposed to the numerical computations
at specific frequencies, which then has to be conducted using a fine density in frequencies. This paper
addresses some of the challenges and possible solutions for developing BEM into a more efficient tool for
sound barrier calculations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of BNAM 2018
Number of pages6
Publication date2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventBaltic-Nordic Acoustics Meeting 2018 - Harpa, Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration: 15 Apr 201818 Apr 2018


ConferenceBaltic-Nordic Acoustics Meeting 2018


Dive into the research topics of 'Efficient sound barrier calculations with the BEM'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this