The following news story, written by Martin Jones ,appeared in the recent IOA magazine.
Our first regional meeting of 2015 saw us visit the headquarters of SRL who kindly opened their doors, for what has become a regular branch fixture. Nigel Chandler opened the meeting for SRL and discussed the interesting history of the organisation. Matt Barber then led a tour of the various aspects of their laboratory facilities, including the highly impressive reverberation chamber. The diversity of acoustic laboratory tests that are regularly undertaken was certainly an eye opener.
Following the laboratory tour, we thawed out and were then treated to a highly interesting talk on the vibration analysis and prediction work undertaken by Dave Clarke and his team on the Crossrail temporary train lines. The unique nature of the subject matter and project meant that all design recommendations had to be plotted in two calculation formats to give the best available verification of the data. In conclusion however, the project has been a huge success thus far, so congratulations must go to the team.