This page contains the most relevant publications within the PSTD method as developed by scientists from the openPSTD team.

Recent publications (2013-2017)


Meteo effects on parallel wall noise reduction performance
Van Renterghem, T., Taherzadeh, S., Hornikx, M.,Attenborough, K. (2017). Meteorological effects on the noise reducing performance of a low parallel wall structure, Appl. Acoust., in press.

Effect of crosswind on sound propagation outdoors
Hornikx, M., Van Renterghem, T. (2016). Numerical investigation of the effect of crosswind on sound propagation outdoors. Acta Acustica - Acustica, in press.

Sound radiation from an automotive exhaust pipe in the presence of a exhaust flow and automotive body
Hornikx, M., De Roeck, W., Toulorge, T., Desmet, W. (2015). Flow and geometrical effects on radiated noise from exhaust pipes computed by the Fourier pseudospectral time-domain method. Computers and Fluids, 116, 176-191.

Acoustics of a Sports Hall
Hornikx, M., Hak, C., Wenmaekers, R. (2015). Acoustic modelling of sports halls, two case studies. J. Build. Perform. Simu., 8(1), 26-38.

PSTD applied to ground roughness
Bashir, I., Hill, T., Taherzadeh, S., Attenborough, K., Hornikx, M. (2014). Reduction of Surface Transport Noise by Ground Roughness. Appl. Acoust., 83, 1-15.
Urban background noise mapping, using PSTD to calibrate engineering method

Hornikx, M.C.J., Forssén, J., Botteldooren, D., Van Renterghem, T., Wei, W., Ögren, M., Salomons, E. (2014). Urban background noise mapping: the multiple-reflection correction term. Acta Acustica - Acustica, Vol. 100(2), 293-305.

Effect of vegetated facades and green roofs on noise propagation to urban courtyards
Van Renterghem, T., Hornikx, M., Forssén, J., Botteldooren, D., (2013), The potential of building envelope greening to achieve quietness. Build. Environ., 61, 34-44.

Influence of meteorological conditions on sound proapgation over urban areas
Hornikx, M., Conen, K., van Hooff, T., Blocken, B., (2013). The influence of the urban flow field modelling approach on computing sound propagation over the urban roof level. AIA-DAGA 2013 Conference on Acoustics, 18-21 March, Merano.

Publications (before 2013)


Greening of openings to courtyards
Veisten, K., Smyrnova, Y., Klaeboe, R., Hornikx, M., Mosslemi, M., Kang, J. (2012). Valuation of urban greenery: a review of aesthetic and amenity values of soundscape and noise abatement measures. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 9(10), 3770-3788.
Towards and engineerig method for urban sound propagation including multiple reflections in shielded areas

Hornikx, M., Forssén, J., Botteldooren, D., Van Renterghem, T., Wei, W. Ögren, M., Salomons, E. (2012). On the improved point-to-point calculations for noise mapping in shielded urban areas, InterNoise 2012, 19-22 August, New York City NY, pp. 2449-2460.

Pass by noise behind a low-height green noise barrier
Thomas, P., Boes, M., Van Renterghem, T., Hornikx, M., Desmet, W., Botteldooren, D., (2012). Auralisation of a car pass-by behind a low finite-length vegetated noise barrier, 9th European conference on noise control (Euronoise 2012), 10-13 June, Prague, Czech Republic.

Effect of a low-height green noise barrier in an urban street canyon
Van Renterghem, T., Hornikx, M., Smyrnova, Y., Jean, P., Kang, J., Botteldooren, D., Defrance, J., (2012). Road traffic noise reduction by vegetated low noise barriers in urban streets, 9th European conference on noise control (Euronoise 2012), 10-13 June, Prague, Czech Republic.

3D urban sound propagation
Hornikx, M. Forssén, J., (2011). Modelling of sound propagation to three-dimensional urban courtyards using the extended Fourier PSTD method. Applied Acoustics, 72, 665-676.

Modelling of scattering of sound from trees.
Hornikx, M., Botteldooren, D., Van Renterghem, T., Forssén, J., (2011). Modelling of scattering of sound from trees by the PSTD method. Forum Acusticum, 26 June to - 1 July, Aalborg, Denmark.