Center for Acoustics and Vibration

Labs and Facilities

A CAV student works in the lab

The CAV has several labs and test facilities, and a wide range of vibro-acoustic data acquisition systems and instrumentation, including the following.

  • The Sound Transmission Loss Test Facility, comprised of a reverberant chamber (5.7 m W x 6.7 m L x 3.5 m H) adjacent to a semi-anechoic chamber (4.3 m W x 6.1 m L x 3.4 m H). The chambers share a common wall with a 1 square meter opening.
  • A large anechoic chamber
  • A reverberant water tank (8.7 m W x 6.9 m L x 5.5 m H), used for assessing underwater vibro-acoustic behavior
  • The jet noise anechoic test facility, which may be used to make forward flight jet noise measurements
  • The Ultrasonics Research and Development Lab, used to measure very high frequency wave propagation in plates, pipes, and multi-layer structures
  • The Engineering Nanostructure Characterization Center, which includes the Acoustic Microspoly Lab, the Acousto-Optics Lab, and the Nondestructive Evaluation Teaching Lab

We are working on a web-based database of our most important labs, facilities, and acquisition systems. We are hopeful that this list will be useful to those interested in collaborating with CAV members on sponsored research. Please check back in the future to see the completed list.

Lab Instrumentation and Equipment Manager

Rick Auhl is now managing the CAV lab's equipment and other resources. If you'd like to use any of the CAV's instrumentation or equipment, please email Rick.