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Title: Contribution of floor treatment characteristics to background noise levels in health care facilities Funding: Paul S. Veneklasen Research Foundation $40,000

Description:

Activity noise in hospitals is highly dependent on floor treatments. The objective of this project is to assess the acoustic properties of a range of different floor surfaces with and without certain underlayments. This application was written in conjunction with Prof. Bob Celmer (University of Hartford)

Title: Testing, modelling and optimal design of noise barriers for Ireland

Funding: NRA Research Fellowship Programme (2010)

€140,843

Description:

The objective of this project is to improve current assessment procedures for determining the acoustic performance of road traffic noise reducing devices. This application was written in conjunction with Prof. Henry Rice (Trinity College Dublin) and Prof. Bidisha Ghosh (TCD).

Title: Evaluating the performance of microphone wind shields in high wind speeds

Funding: Innovation Voucher Award, Enterprise Ireland (2008). €5,000

Description:

The research involved assessing wind effects on a microphone mounted in a wind tunnel and may lead to the development of a correction factor for measuring noise in high winds. The results of this study were presented at an international noise conference in Ottawa, Canada in 2009. This funding was presented to Infrasonic Ltd.

Title: Development of advanced strategic noise maps for the national road network

Funding: NRA Research Fellowship Programme (2007) €209,000

Description:

The objective of this research was to develop advanced methods of measuring and predicting road traffic noise on national roads in order to assist the NRA meet their legislative requirements under EU Directive 2002/49/EC. This application was written in conjunction with Prof. Henry Rice (TCD)

Title: An independent tool for strategic noise mapping

Funding: HPC-Europa Transnational Access Scholarship (2006). €2,000 approx

Description:

This Transnational Scholarship funded a collaborative visit to Cineca, Italy’s largest high performance computer centre. Research results were presented at the International Congress of Acoustics, Madrid, Spain in 2007.