ASA 124th Meeting New Orleans 1992 October

4aED4. Design and construction of Cooper Union's acoustics facility for education and research.

D. R. Raichel

Dept. of Mech. Eng., Albert Nerken School of Eng., The Cooper Union, 51 Astor Pl., New York, NY 10003

P. A. Winter

The Cooper Union, New York, NY 10003

The newly constructed Acoustics Research Center at the Cooper Union was carefully planned and designed to provide a full range of laboratory experience, augmenting acoustics courses being taken by undergraduate and graduate students. The laboratory includes the usual array of signal generators, sound level meters, FFT spectrum analyzers, microphones, ultrasonic transducers, oscilloscopes, and white/pink noise generators. Additionally the laboratory incorporates a walk-in anechoic chamber, a reverberation chamber, and two open laboratory areas. Incandescent lighting is installed in the anechoic and reverberation chambers; both fluorescent (for economy) and incandescent (for minimal interference) lighting are provided elsewhere. A library that contains back and current issues of professional journals as well as a number of texts is situated on these premises for ready access; the materials are listed in the school's main library catalog. Students are encouraged to conduct advanced projects reflecting their specific interests. [Work supported by the Kresge Foundation and the New York State Science and Technology Foundation.]