Research topic


In the research topic of Vibroacoustics we deal with the experimental and numerical analysis and control of structure-borne sound. This includes the study of both the generation and propagation of sound in lightweight structures, as well as methods for its reduction. A wide range of measurement, analysis, and simulation techniques are employed for this purpose.

The most important topics:

  • Test procedures and model validation for the medium frequency range
  • Modeling and analysis of energy transport in lightweight structures through structure-borne noise and vibrations
  • Design of passive damping measures based on viscoelastic materials
  • Automated, spatially high-resolution vibration and sound measurement technology


Dr.-Ing. Marc Böswald

Head of Structural Dynamics and System Identification
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Institute of Aeroelasticity
Bunsenstraße 10, 37073 Göttingen