Foundations of Engineering Acoustics
Foundations of Engineering Acoustics takes the reader on a journey from a qualitative introduction to the physical nature of sound, explained in terms of common experience, to mathematical models and analytical results which underlie the techniques applied by the engineering industry to improve the acoustic performance of their products. The book is distinguished by extensive descriptions and explanations of audio-frequency acoustic phenomena and their relevance to engineering, supported by a wealth of diagrams, and by a guide for teachers of tried and tested class demonstrations and laboratory-based experiments.
Foundations of Engineering Acoustics is a textbook suitable for both senior undergraduate and postgraduate courses in mechanical, aerospace, marine, and possibly electrical and civil engineering schools at universities. It will be a valuable reference for academic teachers and researchers and will also assist Industrial Acoustic Group staff and Consultants.
Chapter 4 Impedance
Chapter 5 Sound Energy and Intensity
Chapter 6 Sources of Sound
Chapter 7 Sound Absorption and Sound Absorbers
Chapter 8 Sound in Waveguides
Appendix 1 Complex exponential representation of harmonic functions
Appendix 2 Frequency Analysis
Appendix 3 Spatial Fourier Analysis of SpaceDependent Variables
Appendix 4 Coherence and CrossCorrelation
Appendix 5 The Simple Oscillator
Appendix 6 Measures of Sound Frequency Weighting and Noise Rating Indicators
Appendix 7 Demonstrations and Experiments