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Noise evaluation at the École de Technologie Supérieure campus in Montréal : A student project

Doutres, Olivier, Lopez, Maël, Rouard, Kévin, Campagna, Louis-Philippe, Cougoulic, Titouan, Jutras, Anthony, Lauzon, David, Pépin-Pagé, Pierre-Luc and Purson, Alexis. 2023. « Noise evaluation at the École de Technologie Supérieure campus in Montréal : A student project ». [Conference paper summary]. Canadian Acoustics = Acoustique Canadienne, vol. 51, nº 3. p. 94.

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Abstract

University campuses situated in urban areas often face significant noise levels, which can negatively impactstudents’ learning, the performance of faculty and staff, and the overall quality of life for nearby residents. Withinthe framework of the ”Industrial Acoustics” course (MEC636) at École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), a classundertook a semester project focused on conducting a comprehensive noise study of the ÉTS campus. The objectivewas to contribute to enhancing the acoustic environment and thereby improving the overall quality of life for thecommunity. The project consisted of several steps. Firstly, the students investigated the outdoor noise levels acrossthe ÉTS campus. Subsequently, they proceeded to characterize the sound environments in various rooms locatedin different buildings on campus, including the auditorium, classrooms, cafeteria, offices, and library. The aim wasto assess the acoustic quality of these spaces. The project specifically targeted stationary noise sources related tobuilding operations, such as ventilation systems, mechanical equipment, and computer servers. Additionally, thestudents were tasked with identifying the primary sources of noise within the buildings, including electrical andmechanical rooms. As a final component, they were required to design an acoustic metamaterial to enclose electricaltransformers and mitigate their potential impact on neighboring rooms. In addition to serving as a pedagogicalexercise to apply the theoretical and practical knowledge gained throughout the course, the project aimed to inspirethe students to actively engage and learn. They were aware of the significant impact their efforts would have on thehealth, safety, and well-being of their community, which further motivated them in their work

Item Type: Peer reviewed article published in a journal
Additional Information: Thématique: Acoustics Week in Canada 2023. Montreal, QC, Canada. Oct. 03-06, 2023.
Professor:
Professor
Doutres, Olivier
Affiliation: Génie mécanique
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2023 16:52
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2023 15:02
URI: https://espace2.etsmtl.ca/id/eprint/28108

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