Workshop 8

DENORMS Action Final event

Coimbra (PRT) – 18th-21st February 2020


The COST funding for four years of networking activities came to an end. To celebrate the networking achievements of the these four years, the DENORMS Action Final event took place from 18th to 21st Feb. 2020 in Coimbra (Portugal) and was the occasion of promoting the Action’s breakthroughs.

Three specific activities were developed:

  • Scientific presentations from selected STSM (Short Term Scientific Mission) awarded researchers and internationally recognized researchers.
  • Presentation and dissemination of the four Round Robin Tests achieved within the Action.
  • Three popularization talks on acoustics / building acoustics / acoustic materials as appetizers before the exhibition “Acoustics and beyond” vernissage at the University of Coimbra’s Museum of Science.

A complete social program accompanied the scientific exchange and dissemination program with daily proposed events.

Full definitive printable program is available here.

Videos of the talks

Presentation from selected STSM (Short Term Scientific Mission) awarded researcher

    •  Camille Perrot (LMSME, UMR CNRS 8208, Paris Est), Identification of representative volume elements of glass wool panels (video)
    • Vicente Romero-García (LAUM, UMR CNRS 6613), Plate-type acoustic metamaterials for acoustic absorption (video)
    • Milan Cervenka (Czech Technical University in Prague), Compact wideband reactive silencers with annular resonators (video)
    • Noé Jiménez (I3M, CSIC), How to design thin sound diffusers for room acoustics based on metasurfaces: metadiffusers (video)
    • Stefan Dimitrijevic (University of Belgrade), Sound Insulation and Reflection Properties of Sonic Crystal Barrier Based on Micro-Perforated Cylinders (video)
    • Viktor Hurska (Czech Technical University in Prague), Transmission and generation of sound in corrugated duc (video)
    • Lluis Garcia Raffi (Univ. Politècnica de València), Acoustic stealth materials (video)
    • Alejandro Cebrecos (Univ. Politècnica de València), Statistic effects in soft architected metamaterials (video)
    • Eric Ballestero (London South Bank University), Measuring the Scattering Properties of a 3D-Printed Acoustic Metadiffuser (video)
    • Bart Van Damme (EMPA), Modelling acoustic absorption of perforated gypsum foams (video)
    • Tao Yang (Technical University of Liberec), Estimating non-acoustical parameters of polyester fibrous material via Bayesian inversion procedure (video)
    • Jesus Carbajo (Univ. of Alicante), Manufacturing techniques for perforated metamaterials (video)

Presentation and dissemination of the Round Robin Tests

    • Tomasz G. Zielinski (IPPT PAN), Round-Robin Test on 3D-printed Sound Absorbing Porous Materials (video)
    • Chiara Scrosati (Italian National Research Council), Round Robin Test on low frequencies in impedance tube and reverberation room (video)
    • Paolo Bonfiglio (Materiacustica srl), Round Robin test on elastic properties of poro- and viscoelastic materials for vibro-acoustic applications (video)
    • Fabien Chevillotte (Matelys – Research Lab), Porous materials and their standards as of 2020 (video)

Scientific presentations from internationally recognized

    • Daniel Torrent (Univ. Jaume I), Advanced artificial structures for the control of acoustic, mechanic and thermal energy (video)
    • Gautier Lefebvre (Univ. Technologie Compiègne), Prediction of localization in 2D disordered vibrating systems (video)
    • Laurent De Ryck (Siemens – PLM Software), On the psychoacoustics of metamaterials: A comparative listening test and design recommendations (video)
    • Lucas Van Belle (KULeuven), Measuring dispersion curves for vibro-acoustic metamaterials (video)
    •  Arnaud Duval (Trèves) and Fabien Chevillotte (Matelys – Research Lab), White book on industrial problems, Part I (video) and Part 2 (video)

Popularization talks

    • Vincent Tournat (LAUM, UMR CNRS 6613), General Acoustics (video available soon)
    • Bruno Fazenda (Univ. of Salford), Rooms Acoustics (video available soon)
    • Mathieu Gaborit (KTH) and Marco Miniaci (IEMN, UMR CNRS 8520), Acoustic materials (video available soon)