Engineering Noise Control: Theory and Practice, Fourth Edition

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CRC Press, Jun 26, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 748 pages
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The practice of engineering noise control demands a solid understanding of the fundamentals of acoustics, the practical application of current noise control technology and the underlying theoretical concepts. This fully revised and updated fourth edition provides a comprehensive explanation of these key areas clearly, yet without oversimplification. Written by experts in their field, the practical focus echoes advances in the discipline, reflected in the fourth editionís new material, including:

  • completely updated coverage of sound transmission loss, mufflers and exhaust stack directivity
  • a new chapter on practical numerical acoustics
  • thorough explanation of the latest instruments for measurements and analysis.

Essential reading for advanced students or those already well versed in the art and science of noise control, this distinctive text can be used to solve real world problems encountered by noise and vibration consultants as well as engineers and occupational hygienists.

  

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Contents

Fundamentals and Basic Terminology
1
The Human Ear
56
Instrumentation for Noise Measurement and Analysis
94
Criteria
138
Sound Sources and Outdoor Sound Propagation
187
Sound Power Its Use and Measurement
260
Sound In Enclosed Spaces
288
Partitions Enclosures and Barriers
353
Sound Power and Sound Pressure Level Estimation Procedures
556
Practical Numerical Acoustics
617
APPENDIX A Wave Equation Derivation
658
APPENDIX B Properties of Materials
665
APPENDIX C Acoustical Properties of Porous Materials
669
APPENDIX D Frequency Analysis
687
References
704
List of Acoustical Standards
726

Muffling Devices
432
Vibration Control
514

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About the author (2009)

David A. Bies is now retired†having served as a Reader and then Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaideís School of Mechanical Engineering. He is an expert and widely published acoustics physicist who has also worked as a senior consultant in industry.


Colin H. Hansen is Professor and Head of the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide. With a wealth of experience in consulting, research and teaching in acoustics, he has authored numerous books, journal articles and conference proceedings on the topic.

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