Solutions to partial differential equations (PDEs) that describe acoustic problems can be found by analytical, numerical and experimental techniques. Within arbitrary domains and for arbitrary initial and boundary conditions, all solution techniques require certain assumptions and simplifications. Due to the lack of a common process to quantify and report the performance of the solution technique, a variety of ways exists to discuss the results with the scientific community. Moreover, the absence of benchmark cases and reference results does hamper the validation of newly developed techniques.

Over the years many researchers in the field of computational acoustics have therefore expressed the need and wish to have available common benchmark cases. This platform of benchmark cases for computational acoustics community aims to deploy benchmarks in the entire field of computational acoustics. The platform is initiated and managed by the Technical Committee (TC) of Computational Acoustics of the European Acoustics Association (EAA).

At this website you will find databases, where (results of) benchmark cases can be submitted and are openly available. We kindly invite you to explore the results of the benchmark cases and encourage you to submit contributions.
You can make your benchmark case solutions citable by creating a DOI of your solutions.

TC Computational Acoustics and Associate Editors of the Benchmark Cases

  • Maarten Hornikx, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Manfred Kaltenbacher, TU Wien
  • Steffen Marburg, Technical University of Munich


Hornikx, Maarten, Manfred Kaltenbacher, and Steffen Marburg. "A platform for benchmark cases in computational acoustics, opens an external URL in a new window." Acta Acustica united with Acustica 101, no. 4 (2015): 811-820.