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Acoustics in Practice

European journal of current topics in applied acoustics

Acoustics in Practice

Acoustics in Pratice (AiP) in few words

Acoustics in Practice (Acoust. pract.) is an open access electronic journal (free to read, no submission fees but contributions are limited to EAA society members).


The journal audience is those practicing in the fields of acoustics, noise and vibration.

Readers and contributors are expected to be practitioners: these include consultants, manufacturers, policy makers and regulators.


The papers will not be peer reviewed, but will be reviewed by an editor.

Upon receipt of a manuscript the paper will be reviewed by a member of the editorial board or a person nominated by the editor in chief who has appropriate expertise. This reviewer will check that (i) the paper is of appropriate technical content, (ii) that the paper is not blatant advertising and (iii) suggest minor changes in the use of English for clarity.

See instructions to authors below the contents of already published AiP issues



AiP-2021-03 (June 2021)
Automatic NVH time signals health verification based on machine learning techniques
Roberto Yubero

AiP-2021-02 (February 2021)
Accordion acoustics: A study on pitch bending

M. Jesús Elejalde-García, Erica Macho-Stadler, Ricardo Llanos-Vázquez


AiP-2021-01 (January 2021)
Investigation on a possible future qualification of free field environments with impulse methods

Daniel Sgrieß, Kevin Picker, Volker Wittstock


AiP-2020-01 (February 2020)
Clapper as a simple impulse sound source for acoustics assessments in enclosed spaces

Ginés Cervantes-Madrid, Ramón Peral-Orts, Nuria Campillo-Davó, Héctor Campello-Vicente


AiP-2020-02 (December 2020)
Optimizing Variable Acoustic Surfaces

Henrik Möller


2019 (Issue 7)

Improving acoustic quality in classrooms by adequate sound absorption

Helmut V. Fuchs

Sound insulation design methodology: case study on a music rehearsal room
Abel Vargas Vera, Roberto San Millán-Castillo, Andrew Swerdlow

Restaurant acoustics – Verbal communication in eating establishments
Jens Holger Rindel

Issue 6 (download PDF)

pp. 5-11 Counting houses: Improving assessment of noise impact using the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges
K. Roger Tompsett

pp. 13-22 Modern shows in Roman amphitheatres
Carmine Ianniello

pp. 23-32 Relevance of acoustic Performance in Green Building Labels and social Sustainability Ratings
Dolezal Franz, Spitzbart-Glasl Christina

pp. 33-43 Assessment of warning sound detectability for electric vehicles by outdoor tests
José M. González-Hernández, Ramón Peral-Orts, Nuria Campillo-Davó, Pedro Poveda-Martínez, Héctor Campello-Vicente, Jaime Ramis-Soriano

pp. 45-51 A list of sound scattering coefficients of bulky objects and people in industrial workplaces
AdilFaiz Adil, Joël Ducourneau, Adel Khanfir, Nicolas Trompette

pp. 53-63 An empirical method for prediction of tram noise
Sigmund Olafsen, Delphine Bard, Atle G. Stensland, Tore F. Killengreen

pp. 65-68 The Environmental Noise Directive at a turning point
Ivana Juraga, Marco Paviotti, Bernhard Berger

Issue 5 (download PDF)

pp. 5-10 Automatic Recognition Technique for Construction Noise Sources
Ming Yang, Jian Kang

pp. 11-23 Measurements of vibrations and noise from metro trains
Sigmund Olafsen, Arild Brekke, Atle Stensland, Tore Fodnes Killengreen, Delphine Bard

pp. 25-33 Relevance of the bass sounds for acoustic comfort and noise control in rooms
H.V. Fuchs

pp. 35-43 The economic valuation of aircraft noise effects: a critical review of the state of the art
Sanchez Diana, Berry Bernard.

pp. 45-52 Understanding amplitude modulation of noise from wind turbines: causes and mitigation
Matthew Cand, Andrew Bullmore

pp. 53-59 Acoustic discomfort for tertiary-sector employees: issues and means of action for prevention
P. Chevret, J. Chatillon

Issue 4 (download PDF)

pp. 5-11 Models to predict the railway vibrations: preliminary results and comparison with experimental measurements
Salvatore Curcuruto, Delio Atzori, Rinaldo Betti, Giuseppe Marsico and Enrico Mazzocchi, Ernesto Monaco, Francesco Amoroso and Vincenzo Limone, Giuseppe Loprencipe

pp. 13-19 Comparison of Two Baroque Theatres from Acoustical Point of View
Monika Rychtáriková, Jana Dolejší, Gerrit Vermeir, Jan Dolejší, Ladislav Pouzar

pp. 21-28 Acoustic sound insulation measurements for the direct and flanking transmission of typical swiss timber constructions
Amabel Melián Hernández, Christoph Geyer, Andreas Müller, Ali Sanavi

pp. 29-36 Localization Experiments with two Different Configurations in an Artificial Water Depository
Panagiotis I. Papadakis, George S. Piperakis

pp. 37-41 Defining the Acoustic Environment of (semi-)open Plan Offices
Sara Vellenga-Persoon, Theodoor Höngens

pp. 43-51 The ballistic wave, from rifle bullet to Apollo command module
Jean Varnier and Frédéric Sourgen

Issue 3 (download PDF)

pp. 3-11 An aid to innovation in instrument-making: a collaborative approach between workshops and research laboratories
Doutaut Vincent, Curtit Marthe

pp. 13-30 Musician ́s perceived timbre and strenght in (too) small rooms
Tor Halmrast

pp. 31-33 The effect of scattering objects on measured reverberation times in sport halls
Don Oeters

pp. 35-41 Extracting meaningful uncertainty data from Calibration Certificates and associated Sound Level Meter Standards
Ian Campbell

pp. 43-47 An eye-witness report on how the CD came about
Jacques Heemskerk

Issue 2 (download PDF)

pp. 3-6 EU regulations on external rolling noise of passenger car tyres
Makram Zebian, Ernst-Ulrich Saemann, Christoph Bederna

pp. 7-15 Sonic Boom, Jet Noise and Doppler Effect
Jean Varnier

pp. 17-28 Acoustic Simulation of Renaissance Venetian Churches
Braxton Boren, Malcolm Longair, Raf Orlowski

pp. 29-36 Influence of the audio rendering on 3D audiovisual experience
Moulin Samuel, Nicol Rozenn, Gros Laetitia, Mamassian Pascal

pp. 37-45 The IOA Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control
Bob Peters

Issue 1 (download PDF)

pp. 5-10 Evaluation and measuring procedure for strength in sport halls
Maarten P.M. Luykx, Martijn L.S. Vercammen

p. 11-15 Improving existing façade insulation against railway noise
Juliette A. Paris-Newton, David Chapman, Richard G. Mackenzie

pp. 17-25 Quality management within a large strategic noise mapping project
Simon J. Shilton

pp. 27-33 Impact of the new French thermal regulation on office indoor environment: combine innovative cooling technology and high acoustic demand
Y. Le Muet, R. Machner

pp. 35-38 Noise Dose Assessment of Wind Farm Noise
Andy McKenzie

pp. 39-52 Acoustic and Audience Response Analyses of Eleven Venetian Churches
Davide Bonsi, Braxton Boren, Deborah Howard, Malcolm Longair, Laura Moretti, Raf Orlowski

Instructions to authors

All manuscripts shall be submitted electronically as Word files written in (British) English.
The files should be prepared on A4 page format with a single column of text.
Font shall be Times 12 point.

The title page shall include:
1. The title of the paper.
2. Each author’s name followed by their affiliation. (Family name in full, first name in
full and any initials for middle names, with only one affiliation for each author).
3. PACS code(s).
4. Abstract (limited to 200 words).

The text of the paper should start on a new page, followed by any acknowledgements, references and appendices.
There is no restriction on the length of the paper, but as a guide it should be between 4 and 10 pages including all illustrations when printed.
Illustrations (tables, graphs, photographs, etc) must be embedded in the text (to provide a reference layout for the publisher). In each case a title must be included with each illustration. All illustrations must be prepared to be suitable for both on-screen reading via web and printing via a downloadable pdf. Files can be submitted as jpeg or gif files and shall be prepared at 300 ppi.
All illustrations (tables, graphs, figures, photographs, etc.) must be submitted in separates files from the text.
References should be listed and numbered in order of appearance ([1], [2] …).

For each submission, the following information must also be provided:
1. An email address and telephone number for each author.
2. A statement that the authors own the copyright to the paper and that publication of the paper by the EAA will not contravene any copyright laws in any country.

When ready, send your contribution to:
aip /at/ euracoustics /dot/ net


Examples of topics discussed in Acoustics in Practice are:

  • Environmental Noise
    • Policy and Standards
    • Road Traffic
    • Railways
    • Aircraft
    • Power (Renewables and Conventional)
    • Leisure (Sport and Music)
    • Construction Noise and Vibration
    • Sound propagation
    • Noise control including barriers
  • Building and Architectural acoustics
    • Standards
    • Education building
    • Auditoria and performance spaces
    • Commercial
    • Residential
    • Sports facilities
    • Building services
  • Industrial Noise and Vibration
    • Noise control
    • Vibration control
    • Active control of noise and vibration
  • Underwater Noise
  • Soundscapes
  • Musical Acoustics
  • Medical Acoustics