Experimental Vibroacoustics

Master module (English/German), 4 SWH, winter semester

Lecturer (assistant)
Language of instructionGerman
DatesSee TUMonline


The lecture aims to transfer knowledge on methods in experimental vibroacoustics for the practical investigation of vibration systems in the fields of structural dynamics and acoustics. This topic includes the whole measuring process, starting with data acquisition, i.e., preparation, sensor selection, measurement chain creation and diagnosis, fault identification, correction, data acquisition, and data processing in the time and frequency domain. Furthermore, different possibilities for data analysis are discussed and taught.

In the associated exercise, the students learn to apply the knowledge gained and to test it on corresponding problems.

Course Objectives

After successfully participating in this course, the students will be able to:

  • ... reproduce the basic concepts, methods, and operation of experimental investigations in the field of structural vibration and acoustics and apply them accordingly
  • ... differentiate the peculiarities of different vibration systems and take appropriate measures for high-quality measurements
  • ... identify the essential peculiarities of the discussed methods concerning specific applications in order to assess and apply their applicability, consequently
  • ... perform appropriate steps for measurements
  • ... organize and process data sets in order to analyze corresponding vibration systems
  • ... make practical deductions from the knowledge gained based on measurements

Organizational Matters


  • Weekly regular class, 2 SWH duration
  • Presentation of theoretical basics of experimental analyses in structural dynamics and acoustics and recordings of contents as video


  • Weekly regular class, 2 SWH duration
  • Practical programming or measuring tasks


  • Written (90 minutes) or oral (30 minutes) open-book exam (decided in the respective semester)

Recommended Previuous Knowledge

  • Engineering Mechanics (B.Sc. level)
  • Mathematics (B.Sc. level)
  • Control engineering (B.Sc. level)

The above mentioned recommended previous knowledge is not obligatory to successfully complete this course. If you are indecisive about your participation in this course, please contact the responsible course assistant.

Consultation Hours

Wednesday, 10:00 – 12:00 a.m., room: MW 1537, or on demand.

Further Information