Noise and Vibration for Spec Lab Buildings
Rose Mary Su walks us through development and renovation tips for labs converted from office/commercial spaces. Read on!
Acentech has a long history of conducting innovative research and development in the fields of acoustics and vibration. Many of our staff hold doctorate level degrees and have made significant contributions to their field. While various government agencies and programs, such as the U.S. Small Business Innovation Research and U.S. Small Business Technology Transfer programs, have sponsored many of Acentech’s R&D projects, we have also performed cutting edge R&D work for commercial clients.
One of our earliest R&D projects involved the development of unique methods to detect and diagnose problems in diesel engines using vibration. The techniques we developed were later applied to systems used to monitor the condition of motor-operated valves in nuclear power plants, and to monitor and adjust process conditions in manufacturing environments. Other R&D projects of which we are especially proud include the development of:
Acentech also investigated and designed metamaterials for the acoustic “cloaking” of underwater vehicles, a noise cancellation device for improved speech intelligibility, and conducted a large-scale investigation of human sensitivity to ground borne rail vibration.