Logo_Denorms_HQDENORMS (Designs for Noise Reducing Materials and Structures) – CA 15125, is funded by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST). DENORMS activities were launched on 9th March 2016 for 4 years.

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DENORMS aims at designing multifunctional, light and compact noise reducing treatments. In order to achieve this, DENORMS brings together skills and knowledge of the complementary, but still disconnected, communities of scientists working on acoustic metamaterials, sonic crystals and conventional acoustic materials across Europe and overseas. Our Action provides a framework for an efficient information exchange, helps to avoid duplication of research efforts and channel the work of groups involved in different projects towards our common goal. New approaches to the theory of sound interaction with materials and structures and standard methods of their performance characterisation are being developed. The participation of European companies in the network will facilitate the knowledge transfer from the academia to industry.

Action page on COST website: http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15125

cost_eu_logoCOST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a pan-European intergovernmental framework. Its mission is to enable breakthrough, scientific and technological developments leading to new concepts and products and thereby contribute to strengthening Europe’s research and innovation capacities. It allows researchers, engineers and scholars to jointly develop their own ideas and take new initiatives across all fields of science and technology, while promoting multi- and interdisciplinary approaches. COST aims at fostering a better integration of less research intensive countries to the knowledge hubs of the European Research Area. The COST Association, an International not-for-profit Association under Belgian Law, integrates all management, governing and administrative functions necessary for the operation of the framework. The COST Association has currently 36 Member Countries. www.cost.eu