Engineering themes

Acoustics

A total of 9 items listed.

How to maximise loudspeaker quality

Dr Jack Oclee-Brown

Replication of sound without distortion has long been a challenge for makers of home stereo speaker systems

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High risk modelling; Sustainable games; Entrepreneurs' award; Ready to respond; Wind energy report; Accessible ATMs

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Talking to machines

Professor Steve Young FREng

How speech recognition systems behind voice-driven personal assistant devices work and are being integrated with the internet and large sets of data

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Auralisation - Engineering sound for public places

Rob Harris FREng

Arup Acoustics use virtual environment to develop designs for auditoria with superb sound quality.

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Professor Dame Ann Dowling CBE

Creating silent skies

Professor Dowling’s career began working with Concorde and has moved on to working on sustainable urban development.
By Michael Kenward OBE

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Hearing in three dimensions

Alastair Sibbald

Our remarkable spatial hearing abilities can now be synthesised and used to enhance music processing, virtual reality and maybe even mobile phones.

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Vehicle Sound Engineering

Dr Paul Jennings, Dr Garry Dunne and Roger Williams

Creating car sounds that are appropriate to their marques

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Surround sound from all angles

Professor Philip Nelson FREng and Professor Hareo Hamada

Southampton and Tokyo Denki University, Tokyo A discussion of the technology behind creating an ‘illusion’ of a virtual source of sound for application in surround sound systems and innovative audio products

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The engineering of the concert grand piano

Richard Dain FREng

By using new materials and new analytical tools designers have the potential to improve piano quality

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