Our team has been shaping state-of-the-are research for many years. In cooperation with universities and other disciplines such as social science and medicine, we research numerous areas of acoustics, noise impact and vibrations.
In particular, we focus on the subjective effects of traffic noise, especially road and rail traffic. By interviewing the people affected by noise, threshold and reference values are determined and analyzed in comparison with measurements of the noise exposure “in the field”. If this is not possible in the field, laboratory tests enable a fair realization, which is shown by our investigations of dose-effect relationships at the Chair of Mensch-Maschine-Kommunikation in Munich.
A further focus of our research work is purely technically oriented investigations of noise emissions generated by parking lots, railways and trams, prediction models for vibrations that we have developed, and varied work in standards committees on acoustics. Among other things, our office is significantly involved in the updating of the guideline for calculating noise emissions generated by railways.
The results of our research and development work are published in numerous specialist publications and lectures.