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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Noise Management and Control

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam


This course is intended for all those who want to understand noise, its control, and its management. Thus, the course is open to students of engineering and science, and also to all those who from the industry and research organizations – who are working in area of sound, NVH and acoustics. Each lecture will be followed by a quiz, which will help student the concepts better, and gain deeper insights to measurement process. The course is fairly generic so that there is no need for a particular background. Rather, what is needed is openness, and ability to learn and check out new ideas with comfort.
Intended Audience:UGs, PGs, professionals in industry who want to learn about basics of sound and acoustics

Prerequisites :Must be enrolled into a B. Tech. program or equivalent and should have completed at least second year of his 4-year program.

Industry Support :Automotive, NVH, Acoustics, Railways, Power Generation and all industry that has to address issues related to noise.



Week 1 : Intro and terminology

Week 2 : Concept Review

Week 3 : Wave Mechanics

Week 4 : 1-D Waves

Week 5 : Spherical Waves

Week 6 : Noise Measurement

Week 7 : Noise Sources

Week 8 : Noise Sources

Week 9 : Acoustic Criteria & Room Acoustics

Week 10 : Room Acoustics & Silencers

Week 11 : Silencers & Vibration Isolation

Week 12 : Vibration isolation & Case Studies

Taught by

Prof. Nachiketa Tiwari

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