We provide a range of services to help improve the acoustic environment in buildings, optimise the acoustic behaviour of products and measure acoustic performance.

Measurement of airborne sound insulation of glazed sliding door system in CSIRO Reverberation Chambers at Clayton, VIC.

The laboratory currently provides a range of acoustic measurements including:

  • Airborne sound insulation of walls, floors, doors and windows
  • Impact sound insulation of floors and walls
  • Impact sound reduction of floor coverings
  • Sound absorption of materials and objects
  • Acoustic impedance

The laboratory is also working on commissioning other types of tests associated with sound, vibration and acoustics including:

  • Sound power level of sources
  • Airflow resistance of acoustic materials
  • Loss factor of vibration damping materials.

CSIRO has been involved in a number of high profile acoustic test and measurement projects, including:

Calibration of microphone prior to sound insulation measurements.

  • Barangaroo Development, Sydney
  • New Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • New Royal QLD Children’s Hospital
  • Sydney Harbour Tunnel
    – CSIRO tested a range of prototype silencers for insertion loss and aerodynamic noise.
  • Aircraft noise in Sydney
    • the Commonwealth Departments of Transport and Administrative Services commissioned CSIRO to conduct an acoustic evaluation to provide technical advice on the insulation of houses exposed to aircraft noise in Sydney.
  • Acoustic rating of windows and doors

Feedback related to the activities of the laboratory is welcomed. All complaints, suggestions or comments may be directed to:

Dr. Christopher Preston

Laboratory Manager

email: christopher.preston@csiro.au