PhD in Assessment and Modelling of Noise Annoyance of Current and Future Aircraft

Applications are welcome in the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at the Delft University of Technology for a PhD in Assessment and Modelling of Noise Annoyance of Current and Future Aircraft.

This PhD project will focus on the development of novel perception-based assessment techniques and modelling of aircraft noise annoyance. The PhD researcher will benefit from the extensive in-house expertise in the field. To perform the necessary experiments, the PhD researcher will be able to use the state-of-the-art equipment present in the research group, such as microphone arrays for acoustic measurements and the newly-developed psychoacoustic listening room.

The main objectives of this PhD project (Assessment and Modelling of Noise Annoyance of Current and Future Aircraft) are to:

  • Determine the main sound characteristics of aircraft noise that influence the perceived annoyance via listening experiments.
  • Develop semi-empirical noise annoyance prediction models for current aircraft (turbofan and turboprop), as well as for near-future aviation concepts (unconventional aircraft configurations, drones, urban air mobility vehicles).

Salary

For the PhD in Assessment and Modelling of Noise Annoyance of Current and Future Aircraft:

  • Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sports memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution.
  • Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

Job Requirements

Applicants for the PhD in Assessment and Modelling of Noise Annoyance of Current and Future Aircraft should meet the following criteria:

  • MSc degree (or equivalent) in aerospace engineering, acoustics, psychoacoustics, (applied) physics, applied mathematics, mechanical engineering, or a related subject.
  • A combination of good mathematical and analytical skills.
  • Solid fundamental knowledge of signal processing, and acoustic measurements.
  • Strong programming skills (e.g. MATLAB or Python) are advantageous.
  • High interest in performing experiments is essential.
  • Background in the field of psychoacoustics is advantageous.
  • Driven, enthusiastic, and independent thinker.
  • Ability to work in a project team and take responsibility for own research goals.
  • The candidate should have a very good command of the English language, direct communication as well as writing skills and should enjoy working in an interdisciplinary environment.
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Application Process

Qualified applicants are requested to send the following documents;

  • a letter of motivation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • two reference letters, and
  • MSc diploma and grades.

To apply for PhD in Assessment and Modelling of Noise Annoyance of Current and Future Aircraft, click here.

Application Deadline: October 14, 2022.

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