Published: May 4, 2006 5:01:55 PM
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Malcolm Crocker, distinguished university professor in mechanical engineering, was the keynote speaker at the Third Argentinean Congress on Acoustics in Buenos Aires. Crocker delivered a lecture on the measurement of tire noise and the sound absorbing properties of porous asphalt.
While there, Crocker met with Felipe Nogues, the director of the Autopistas Urbanas SA (AUSA) Road Research Institute, and presented to him the lecture and information used at the congress.
"We are hoping to develop a relationship with the institute that will eventually evolve into a partnership," Crocker said. "It would be an excellent way to further research into road and tire noise. Road noise is thought to be the dominant community noise problem in the US and many other countries."
As volunteer executive director for the International Institute for Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV), Crocker is one of the main organizers of the annual international congresses of IIAV. He is also the editor-in-chief of the society's research journal, the International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration.