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Latest announcements

18th of June, 2017

A TC meeting is scheduled during Acoustics '17, at 12pm in Room 300 of the conference venue. All interested acousticians are welcome. 

25th of May, 2017

Structured session at ASA / EAA Boston (25.-29. June 2017):

  • Numerical Methods and Benchmarking in Computational Acoustics (21 papers)

Structured session at ICTCA 2017 Vienna (30.July - 3.August 2017):

  • Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Waves in Moving and Inhomogeneous Media (8 papers)
  • Aeroacoustics (9 papers)


22nd of June, 2016

Report of the activities in 2015-2016

29th of May, 2015

TC meeting at EuroNoise 2016

  • Supporting the EAA Summer School in Acoustics, Porto, June 11-­‐12 2016
  • Sessions at Euroregio
  • Sessions at ICA 2016
  • Sessions at InterNoise 2016


    Structured sessions at EuroNoise 2016

    • Computational acoustics for offshore pile driving noise (7 papers)
    • Time domain modelling (5 papers)


    3rd of March, 2015

    The chairs of the EAA TC Computational Acoustics have initiated a framework for benchmark problems in all fields of computational acoustics. A website ( has been launched where these benchmark cases can be found. All researchers are encouraged to contribute defining and using benchmark cases.


    Focus and research topics covered by TC-CA:

    The TC-CA brings together researchers from the fields of computational acoustic modeling and numerical analysis. It is intended that the members are familiar, or are in the learning stages, with the usage of advanced computer techniques for modern and classical acoustic problems. This group primarily consists of scientists currently developing numerical methods to solve classical acoustic problems but does not exclude members who are interested in exploring original computational techniques for new acoustic applications. For example, numerical methods for nonlinear acoustic problems or updating recent results on new finite and boundary element methods for three-dimensional and two-dimensional linear acoustic scattering in both frequency and time-domain. A major task of the committee is to stimulate joint activities and mutual cooperation between researchers worldwide in these areas. The TC-CA will act as a virtual community for EU proposals where cross-fertilisation between computation and scientific subjects is necessary to complete a viable EU proposal.

    What are the goals of the TC-CA?

    An important aspect of the TC in Computational Acoustics will provide a basis for an exchange of information between students from a wide basis and different subject cohort. Graduate student exchange will also form part of the program initiative. Researchers in the field of acoustic computational science will form the central group of the Technical Committee in the formative stages. This will allow a connection between researchers worldwide in the field of computational and numerical acoustics. The TC-CA will supply a web-site with links to educational materials useful for studying and teaching activities and European organized summer schools, e.g Summer schools in numerical analysis which would not otherwise be shown on an acoustics page. European host scientists will be able to advertise key visiting scientists to their laboratory with location of appropriate seminars and other proposed visits by the key scientists.

    Who will benefit from membership to TC-CA?

    Membership to the TC-CA will benefit young researchers and graduate students, possibly on an exchange program, where information exchange is of importance. It is intended that students in inter-disciplinary subjects will also benefit from the goals set for TC-CA especially in receiving up-to-date accurate subroutines and algorithms. Senior scientists will benefit on posting possible doctorate programs and keeping up-to-date with the location of visiting scientists, seminars and expressions of interest in European-wide projects.

    General Activities of TC-CA.

    The general activities of the TC-CA, in the context of the EAA web-site could include the following but is open to debate and discussion :

    1. Benchmark Tests.
    2. Post new problems ( not directly related to particular doctorate or Masters thesis projects, naturally ).
    3. Links to Conferences in which Computational Acoustics is included as session.
    4. Post Seminars by leading scientists and key visitors in university and research departments in Europe.
    5. Site for possible PhD and Post Doctoral opportunities and MSc exchange program in computational acoustics.


    Maarten Hornikx (, Manfred Kaltenbacher (, Steffen Marburg (