## Engineering Noise Control: Theory and Practice, Fourth EditionThe 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 edition’s 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 |

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List of Acoustical Standards | 726 |

### Other editions - View all

Engineering Noise Control: Theory and Practice, Third Edition David A. Bies,Colin H. Hansen Limited preview - 2003 |

Engineering Noise Control: Theory and Practice, Second Edition David A. Bies,Colin H. Hansen No preview available - 1995 |

Engineering Noise Control: Theory and Practice David A. Bies,Colin H. Hansen No preview available - 2009 |