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Katsuya Yamauchi Last modified date:2023.11.27

Associate Professor / Science of Sound Design
Department of Acoustic Design
Faculty of Design

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Academic Degree
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Psychoacoustics, Noise Control Engineering
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
His research interest includes environmental acoustics, noise control engineering and sound design, which are investigated through psycho-acoustical evaluation. Recently, he has been focused on the issues concerning the sound of next generation vehicles (such as electric or hybrid electric vehicles, EV/HEV) to discuss future road traffic noise and urban sound environment.
Research Interests
  • Study on Design of Auditory Sign
    keyword : Auditory Sign, Sound Design, Subjective Evaluation
  • Prediction accuracy of the road traffic noise calculation
    keyword : Road Traffic Noise, Prediction Accuracy, Uncertainty
  • Study on sound design for quiet vehicles (EV/HEV)
    keyword : Sound Design, Subjective Evaluation, Electric Vehicles/ Hybrid Electric Vehicles (EV/HEV), Traffic Noise
  • Study on Acoustic Vehicle Alerting Sound for quiet vehicles (EV/HEV)
    keyword : Subjective Evaluation, Electric Vehicles/ Hybrid Electric Vehicles (EV/HEV), Traffic Noise
  • Prediction of the effect of next generation vehicle on urban road traffic noise
    keyword : Road Traffic Noise, Prediction, Next Generation Vehicles (EV/HEV), Acoustic Power Level
  • Subjective evaluation on aerodynamic noise of vehicle door mirror
    keyword : Aerodynamic noise, vehicle NVH, subjective evaluation, vehicle door mirror
Academic Activities
1. Katsuya Yamauchi, Relationship between Acceleration Impression and Frequency Shifting of Vehicle Sound, UN/ECE/WP29/GRB/QRTV, Informal Document GTRQRTV-05-03e, 2013.12.
1. Kiichi Naka, Katsuya Yamauchi, Audio–Visual Cross-Modal Correspondences of Perceived Urgency: Examination through a Speeded Discrimination Task, Multisensory Research, 10.1163/22134808-bja10099, 36, 413-428, 2023.05, [URL].
2. Masayuki Takada, Shoki Tsunekawa, Kazuma Hashimoto, Tamaki Inada, Ki-Hong Kim, Yoshinao Oeda, Katsuya Yamauchi, Shin-ichiro Iwamiya, Analysis of the Effects and Causes of Driver Horn Use on the Acoustic Environment at Urban Intersections in Taiwan, Applied Sciences, 10.3390/app12125917, 12, 12, 2022.06.
3. Massimiliano Masullo, Katsuya Yamauchi, Minori Dan, Federico Cioffi, Luigi Maffei, Intercultural Differences in the Perception of HVAC Sound Quality in Car Cabins: From Conventional to Electric Vehicles, Applied Sciences, 10.3390/app112311431, 11, 23, 2021.12, [URL].
4. Katsuya Yamauchi, Moe Yabuno, Ryudai Yamasaki, Sound power level of electric vehicles running in steady low speed, Acoustical Science and Technology, 10.1250/ast.41.626, 41, 3, 626-629, 2020.01.
5. Pedro Poveda-Martinez, Mizuki Kawaguchi, Katsuya Yamauchi, Jaime Ramis-Soriano, Sound pleasantness of electrically adjustable exterior mirrors in vehicles, Applied Acoustics, 10.1016/j.apacoust.2018.09.009, 143, 190-199, 2019.01.
6. Katsuya Yamauchi, Daniel Menzel, Masayuki Takada, Koji Nagahata, Shin Ichro Iwamiya, Hugo Fastl, Psychoacoustic examination of feasible level of additional warning sound for quiet vehicles, Acoustical Science and Technology, 10.1250/ast.36.120, 36, 2, 120-125, 2015.03.
1. Katsuya Yamauchi, Jo Yoshino, Measurement and Assessment on Environmental Noise Impact of Electric Vehicles in Accelerating Condition, Inter-noise 2021, 2021.08.
2. Katsuya Yamauchi, Influence of Secondary Tasks on Detection of Acoustic Vehicle Alert Systems, NOISE-CON 2020, 2020.11.
3. Massimiliano Masullo, Katsuya Yamauchi, Yumi Nakatani and Luigi Maffei, HVAC noise perception in car cabin: a preliminary comparison between ICEVs and HEVs, 23rd International Congress on Acoustics (ICA2019), 2019.09.
4. Katsuya Yamauchi, Terutoshi Tajika, Akinori Fukushima and Ken Anai, Road Traffic Noise Prediction Model ”ASJ RTN-Model 2018” Proposed by The Acoustical Society of Japan - Part 5: Study on Prediction Accuracy, 23rd International Congress on Acoustics (ICA2019), 2019.09.
Membership in Academic Society
  • The Acoustical Society of Japan
  • Institute of Noise Control Engineering of Japan
  • Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan
Other Educational Activities
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