Group Leader and Research Scientist
Physical and Computational Acoustics

Tel. +43 1 51581-2507
Email: holger.waubke(at)

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Academic background

Holger Waubke studied Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Munich, where he took his M.Sc. (1988) and Ph.D. (dissertation title: "Dynamische Berechnungen für den Halbraum mit streuenden Parametern mittels orthogonaler Polynome", 1996) and is qualified as an Associate Professor (habilitation in 1998/1999). From 1990 to 1997 he worked as an assistant at the Technical University of Munich and from 1997 to 2001 at the Schalltechnisches Beratungsbüro Müller BBM GmbH (Planegg near Munich). He joined our department in 2001 and is now in charge of the Physical and computational acoustics research team.

Current research

- Boundary element methods (BEM) for Acoustics and Vibrations
- Noise reduction at railways and roads using numerical simulations
- random and non lienar vibrations
- Source localization in acoustics



  • Waubke H.; Kasess C. H. (2022) Gaussian closure technique for a simple tank model with non-zero mean random load and elasto-plasticity. Journal of Low Frequency Noise, Vibration and Active Control.
  • Waubke H. (2022) Acoustic Holography for moving objects. Beamforming Conference (BeBeC-2022). Berlin.
  • Waubke H. (2022) Usage of the 2.5D boundary element method for the detection of moving noise sources. Proceedings of the inter.noise 2022. Glasgow.
  • Sporr A.; Blank-Landeshammer B.; Kasess C. H.; Drexler-Schmid G.; Kling S.; Köfinger C.; et al. (2021) Extracting boundary conditions for sound propagation calculations using augmented reality. e & i Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Bd. 3.
  • Kasess C. H.; Maly T.; Majdak P.; Waubke H. (2021) Effects of rumble strip parameters on acoustics, vibration, and perception. Acta Acustica.
  • Drexler-Schmid G.; Kasess C. H.; Blank-Landeshammer B.; Köfinger C.; Emhofer J.; Waubke H.; et al. (2021) Augmented reality acoustics of air heat pumps - App development and methods. Proceedings of the 13th IEA Heat Pump Conference 2021, Jeju Island. Jeju Island S. CD-ROM.
  • Kasess C. H.; Maly T.; Waubke H.; Ostermann M.; Dinhobl G. (2021) Speech Intelligibility - Effects of Railway Tunnels at High Speeds. In: Noise and Vibration Mitigation for Rail Transportation Systems.Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design. Springer, S. 142-149.
  • Blank-Landeshammer B.; Sporr A.; Drexler-Schmid G.; Kasess C. H.; Köfinger C.; Emhofer J.; et al. (2021) Noise Propagation Modelling and Mapping using Augmented Reality for HVAC Sound Sources. Proceedings of the 27th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Prague. Prague.
  • Waubke H.; Kasess C. H.; Ruthofer R. (2021) PanDeNoise: Traffic Noise During the First Lock-Down. Fortschritte in der Akustik, DAGA 2021.
  • Waubke H.; Balazs P.; Köhldorfer L.; Kranabetter A. (2021) PanDeNoise: Measurements before and during the lockdown at Zederhaus. Fortschritte in der Akustik, DAGA 2021, Wien. Wien.
  • Waubke H.; Kreuzer W.; Schmutzhard S.; Hrycak T. (2020) Finite elements in Fourier transformed domain for the simulation of trains in tunnels. Proceedings of Forum Acusticum 2020, Lyon. Lyon S. 3309-3311.
  • Waubke H.; Kreuzer W.; Schmutzhard S.; Hrycak T. (2020) Finite Volumenelemente in 2.5D. DAGA 2020.
  • Kasess C. H.; Reichl C.; Waubke H.; Majdak P. (2020) Perception Rating of the Acoustic Emissions of Heat Pumps. Proceedings Froum Acusticum 2020. Lyon. Lyon S. 2453-2458.
  • Kasess C. H.; Reichl C.; Waubke H. (2020) Beurteilung der Wahrnehmung der Schallemission von Wärmepumpen. Fortschritte in der Akustik DAGA 2020, Hannover. Hannover S. CD-ROM.
  • Waubke H.; Kasess C. H. (2019) Time varying loads and white noise on a SDOF system with Bouc hysteresis using Gaussian Glosure. Journal of Theoretical and Computational Acoustics, Bd. 27/1.
  • Kasess C. H.; Waubke H.; Conter M.; Kirisits C.; Wehr R.; Ziegelwanger H. (2019) The effect of railway platforms and platform canopies on sound propagation. Applied Acoustics.
  • Waubke H.; Kreuzer W.; Hrycak T.; Schmutzhard S. (2019) Simulation of vibrations from railway tunnels. Proceedings of the ICA 2019. S. 7483 - 7489.
  • Kasess C. H.; Maly T.; Kluger-Eigl W.; Waubke H. (2019) Psychoacoustic evaluation of different rumble strip designs. Proceedings of the Internoise 2019. Madrid S. CD-ROM.
  • Kasess C. H.; Waubke H. (2019) Bouc hysteresis without an elastic restoring force under white noise excitation using the beta distribution. Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vienna S. CD-ROM.
  • Waubke H.; Kasess C. H. (2018) Transient response of a multi-storey frame with hysteretic behaviour to white noise excitation. Proceedings of the Euronoise 2018. Hersonissos S. 303-306.

Additional Information

Membership, Functions, Institutions

Chair for Acoustics at the Austrian Physical Society (OEPG)
Vice-President of the Austrian Acoustics Association (AAA-OeGA)
Member of the OEAL, IIAV, DEGA and AES