Acoustic Consultant/Research Fellow
Paris-Newton, J. E., Prokofieva, E., & Henry, N. (2015). Improvement of Thermal Insulation of Residential Buildings’ Facades Via Acoustic Insulation. Energy Procedia, 78, (3446-3451). doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.134. ISSN 1876-6102
The European community has been undertaking noise mapping of major cities and transportation routes over the last decade. Implementation of the action plan to achieve reductio...
Cho, M., Barker, M. & Prokofieva, E. (2012). Enhancing the power output of moving coil actuators by incorporating soft polymers. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical. 193, 161-169. doi:10.1016/j.sna.2013.01.018. ISSN 0924-4247
A novel design of an actuator coupled with a low-hardness silicone elastomer called “the gel surround” is presented. It means that the output power of a conventional moving co...
Prokofieva, E., Luciani, C., & McGregor, I. (2014). Design and development of Auralization room at Edinburgh Napier University. In Proceedings of the 136th international AES Convention
The auralization room was designed as a joint project between School of Engineering and Built Environment and the School of Computing of Edinburgh Napier University. The inter...
Cho, M., Prokofieva, E., Munoz, J. & Barker, M. (2010). Improvement of Sound Quality by Means of Ultra-Soft Elastomer for the Gel Type Inertia Driven DML Type Transducer
Unlike standard DML transducers, the gel-type inertia driven transducer (referred to as the gel transducer in this paper) designed as a mini woofer DML-type transducer, transf...
Cho, M., Prokofieva, E., Barker, M. & Munoz, J. (2010). A Novel Design for a Gel-Type DML Transducer Incorporating a Solid Panel Projecting Multiple Independent Sound Sources
The gel-type DML transducer (referred to as the gel transducer in this paper) excites a panel to radiate sound waves through the gel surround. The panel breaks into different ...
Prokofieva, E. & Smith, S. (2007). Methods of quality control of airborne and impact sound insualtion in newly built residential buildings
The standard method of sound insulation testing in dwellings is pre-completion testing of separating walls and
floors during the building process. The main disadvantage of thi...