Short courses, meetings and conferences
ISVR Consulting, the ISVR and the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences offer regular courses in various aspects of noise and vibration. Some courses are designed to give an introduction for those new to noise and vibration, while other courses are more specialised. The courses are open to everyone.
ISVR Consulting can also provide special courses tailored to the needs of individual companies or industries. Examples of possible topics include
- noise control,
- silencer design and exhaust systems,
- various aspects of engine noise, vibration and harshness (NVH),
- low-noise design,
- insight into building acoustics,
- use of noise and vibration instrumentation,
- noise control of leisure craft.
These courses, which are typically one or two days in length, may be held either in Southampton, or at a client’s premises. If you would like a
course tailored to your needs, please contact us, without obligation, to discuss your requirements.
Meetings and Conferences
ISVR Consulting staff presented two papers at the Institute of Acoustics one-day meeting on Noise and vibration control in sustainable engineering design on Thursday 8th November 2018 at the Novotel, Southampton:
- Acoustic design of lightweight cabin walls for cruise ships. Malcolm Smith, ISVR Consulting, University of Southampton, and Tom Royle, Wizz Consultancy
- Conceptual design of mufflers using Actran optimisation scripting. Erika Quaranta, Simon Roberts, Malcolm Smith, ISVR Consulting, University of Southampton
The abstracts of these two papers are available from our reprints and publications page.
ISVR Consulting staff regularly present papers at meetings, conferences and workshops.
Advanced course on Aeroacoustics and Noise Control, September 2019
The ISVR Advanced Course on Aeroacoustics and Noise Control is a five-day taught course in Sound and Vibration led by world-class experts in their fields. It is held annually. The next course will be at the ISVR, University of Southampton, from Monday 9th to Friday 13th September 2018. Bookings will open in the Spring of 2019, and further details will appear on this web page when available.
The first two days provide a ‘refresher’ course in the fundamentals of sound and vibration, and are followed by a three-day ‘advanced’ course in either Aeroacoustics or Noise Control. The two refresher days are common to both streams. The Aeroacoustics and Noise Control options are then run as parallel streams over the next three days. Although there are two distinct streams, delegates can, if they wish, mix lectures from the different streams to suit their specific interests.
Course delegates can attend for the full five days of the refresher and advanced course, or just for the three days of the advanced course.
Advanced Course in Noise Control
The Advanced Course in Noise Control outlines the underlying principles of noise control, examines the character of noise in some key applications and discusses how noise may be reduced by design or palliative treatment.
Advanced Course in Aeroacoustics
The Advanced Course in Aeroacoustics provides an introduction to the phenomena involved in the prediction and control of noise generated by flow, with an emphasis on the physics and modelling that underpin predictive acoustic analysis.
- World-class lecturers: the course presents a unique opportunity to learn from and talk to lecturers at the very forefront of their fields. Delegates are encouraged to discuss their problems in and out of class.
- A renowned institution: the ISVR has over 50 years of experience in delivering high-quality education to engineering students and professionals, and is at the forefront of research in many areas of sound and vibration.
- Flexibility: there are two distinct streams but we offer the flexibility to mix lectures, according to your interests.
- Facilities: you'll have the opportunity to tour our extensive facilities, including one of the largest anechoic chambers in the country.
- Course dinner: a dinner towards the end of the course provides the opportunity to meet with other delegates and members of staff.
The fees for the Avanced Course will be as follows:
Five-day Refresher plus Advanced Course:
Residential - £1650
Non-residential - £1450
Three-day Advanced Course only:
Residential - £1450
Non-residential - £1250
Our residential option includes accommodation in a university hall of residence. Both fees include course literature for your chosen stream and a course dinner on Thursday evening.
There will be a discount of £100 for applications received before 1 July 2019.
The brochure for the 2019 course is not yet available, but the brochure for 2018 can be seen here. Please note that the NVH option offered in 2018 will not be running in 2019.
Short courses and workshops
Details of short courses and continuing professional development opportunities at the ISVR and in the School of Engineering are available on line.