Computational Acoustics

Group co-ordinator(s)

Dr. Valerie Pinfield
Loughborough University

Introduction

The Special Interest Group for Numerical Methods in Acoustics (SIG-NMA) will bring together researchers and practitioners developing and using numerical techniques to address acoustical challenges. The aims of the group are aligned with those of the Network, focusing in particular on generating and developing research activity in computational methods to facilitate the targeting of key national and international research challenges and priorities. The SIG will act as a forum for those working with diverse numerical methods to exchange ideas and to address the critical issues such as multi-timescale, multi-length scale problems, validation and benchmarking, optimisation, parallelisation and acceleration techniques. The SIG will also facilitate access to and sharing of computational resources in order to accelerate the UK’s position in this field. Since numerical methods are an underpinning technique for a diverse range of acoustics applications, the SIG-NMA will work closely with other SIGs to ensure the key applications for numerical methods are addressed. In particular, the SIG-NMA will coordinate with the Physical Acoustics Group within the Institute of Physics recognising the necessity of close interaction between mathematical and analytical modelling and numerical techniques. The SIG-NMA will encourage participation and contributions from industrial developers and users of numerical methods.

Activities

A range of activities is proposed. The SIG-NMA will run an annual summer school event for early career researchers (ECR) will be run in conjunction with the whole network. The event is open to senior SIG representatives of the acoustics community to lead some activities and to provide guidance for others. Some activities for this event would include professional development, leadership, team working, managing your supervisor, making your voice heard, presentation skills, planning your career development and media training. The other activities will be technical presentations by leading researchers, industrial users or commercial partners. These presentations will facilitate discussions focussed on identifying key challenges in this field of research. Brainstorming session. Identifying research growth areas, pooling problems that need addressing. These activities will be followed a sandpit to develop competitive proposals for pilot studies to be funded by the Network. Secondly, the SIG-NMA will support short exchanges for ECRs, advanced researchers, industry users or commercial developers to work in another organisation in the UK in acoustics, whether academic or commercial. This activity will promote training, interaction and cross-fertilisation of ideas and techniques. Finally, the SIG-NMA will support outreach activities that will be coordinated centrally for the Network. Media training can be included in the summer school event for ECRs or funded separately. A section on Numerical Methods will be compiled by group members and developed into an acoustics Wiki. A brief introduction to each numerical technique will be available through this resource, with links to further information, recent papers, commercially available software and users providing commercial consultancy.

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Mr Adam Woolley
Thales

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Dr Syed Muhammad Ahsan Raza Jafri
The University Of Sheffield

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Mr Ali Safari
University of Bristol

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Miss Rita Campos
dbx Acoustics

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Dr. Ersen Arslan
Figes Engineering

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Dr Amy Beeston
Freelance

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Mr Serafino Di Rosario
BDP

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Miss Bethany Staples
university of exeter

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Mr Carlos Abrahams
Baker Consultants and Nottingham Trent University

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Mr Chris Parker-Jones
ParkerJones Acoustics Ltd

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Mr Chris Skinner
AECOM

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Mr Daniel Goodhand
Institute of Acoustics

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Mr Dean Chapman
Bickerdike Allen Partners

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Mr Daniel Clare
RSK Acoustics

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Ms Dipali Ghodake
University of Sherbrooke

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Mr Dominic Grantley-Smith
Winchester Science Centre

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Euan Spence
University of Bath

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Dr Emmanouil Benetos
Queen Mary University of London

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Dr Fang Liu
University of Reading

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Mr Georg Maierhofer
University of Cambridge

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Dr Georgios Rigas
Imperial College London

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Mr Gavin Stevenson
BDP

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Mr Guillermo Jimenez-Arranz
Seiche Ltd

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Mr Graham Parry
ACCON UK Limited

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Dr. Hugh Rice
University of Leeds

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Mr Han Wang
Huaqiao University, China

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Mr Jameson Musyoki
Peter Brett Associates, now part of Stantec

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Mr Jason Clouston
Scotch Partners LLP

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Dr Jeremy Hurault
LM wind Power

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Dr Jake Ward
National Physical Laboratory

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Mx Kat Young
University of York

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Mr. Long Cheng
Cambridge University

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Mr Luke Cox
University of Bristol

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Mr Mattia Cobianchi
Goldsmiths University of London

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Dr Michal Kalkowski
Imperial College London

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Mr Matthew Wellstead
ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK LTD

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Dr Matthew Robinson
Sandy Brown Associates

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Professor Michael Akeroyd
University of Nottingham

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Dr Nikhil Banda
Seiche Ltd

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Miss Neha Sharma
University of Salford

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Mr Nagaraju Padigela
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Mr Neil Haughey
Ultra Electronics Command and Sonar Systems

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Mr Nigel Jones
Extrium

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Dr Nishal Ramadas
Honeywell & University of Warwick

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Mr Paul Shields
AECOM

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Mr Peter Baddoo
Imperial College London

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Mr. Marco Puliti
Politecnico di Torino

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Dr Reza Haqshenas
University College London

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Mr Simon Durbridge
University of York

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Simon Shilton
Acustica Limited

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Dr Mike Smith
The University of Cambridge

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Mr Tobias Ehmen
University of Exeter

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Dr Tim Heffernon

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Director - Acoustical Engineering Tucker York
SVI Dynamics

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Mr Gulam Zakaria Zahid
queen mary university of london

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