Acoustics and Noise Control

  • Filename: acoustics-and-noise-control.
  • ISBN: 9781317902980
  • Release Date: 2013-11-12
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: R J Peters
  • Publisher: Routledge



Acoustics and Noise Control provides a detailed and comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of acoustics and noise control. Since the last edition was published in 1996 there have been many changes and additions to standards, laws and regulations, codes of practice relating to noise, and in noise measurement techniques and noise control technology so this new edition has been fully revised and updated throughout. The book assumes no previous knowledge of the subject and requires only a basic knowledge of mathematics and physics. There are worked examples in the text to aid understanding and a range of experiments help students use complicated apparatus. Thoroughly revised to cover the latest changes in standards, codes of practice and legislation, this new edition covers much of the Institute of Acoustics Diploma syllabus and has an increased emphasis on the legal issues relating to noise control.

Industrial Noise Control and Acoustics

  • Filename: industrial-noise-control-and-acoustics.
  • ISBN: 0203910087
  • Release Date: 2002-11-14
  • Number of pages: 552
  • Author: Randall F. Barron
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Compiling strategies from more than 30 years of experience, this book provides numerous case studies that illustrate the implementation of noise control applications, as well as solutions to common dilemmas encountered in noise reduction processes. It offers methods for predicting the noise generation level of common systems such as fans, motors, compressors, and cooling towers, selecting the appropriate equipment to monitor sound properties, assessing the severity of environmental noise, modifying the sources, transmission paths, and receivers of sound, estimating sound pressure levels, designing mufflers, silencers, barriers, and enclosures, and isolating machine vibration.

Engineering Acoustics

  • Filename: engineering-acoustics.
  • ISBN: 9783540927235
  • Release Date: 2009-09-01
  • Number of pages: 536
  • Author: Michael Möser
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Suitable for both individual and group learning, Engineering Acoustics focuses on basic concepts and methods to make our environments quieter, both in buildings and in the open air. The author’s tutorial style derives from the conviction that understanding is enhanced when the necessity behind the particular teaching approach is made clear. He also combines mathematical derivations and formulas with extensive explanations and examples to deepen comprehension. Fundamental chapters on the physics and perception of sound precede those on noise reduction (elastic isolation) methods. The last chapter deals with microphones and loudspeakers. Moeser includes major discoveries by Lothar Cremer, including the optimum impedance for mufflers and the coincidence effect behind structural acoustic transmission. The appendix gives a short introduction on the use of complex amplitudes in acoustics.

Engineering Noise Control

  • Filename: engineering-noise-control.
  • ISBN: 9780203872406
  • Release Date: 2009-06-26
  • Number of pages: 748
  • Author: David A. Bies
  • Publisher: CRC Press



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 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.

Active Noise Control Primer

  • Filename: active-noise-control-primer.
  • ISBN: 9781441985606
  • Release Date: 2012-09-25
  • Number of pages: 159
  • Author: Scott D. Snyder
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



By providing all the basic knowledge needed to assess how useful active noise control will be for a given problem, this book assists in the designing, setting up, and tuning of an active noise-control system. Written for students who have no prior knowledge of acoustics, signal processing, or noise control but who do have a reasonable grasp of basic physics and mathematics, the text is short and descriptive, leaving all mathematical details and proofs concerning vibrations, signal processing and the like to more advanced texts or research monographs. The book can thus be used in independent study, in a classroom with laboratories, or in conjunction with a kit for experiment or demonstration. Topics covered include basic acoustics, human perception and sound, sound intensity and related concepts, fundamentals of passive noise- control strategies, basics of digital systems and adaptive controllers, and active noise control systems.

Handbook of Environmental Acoustics

  • Filename: handbook-of-environmental-acoustics.
  • ISBN: 0471285846
  • Release Date: 1993-12-15
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Author: James P. Cowan
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Because environmental acoustics has a complex mathematical basis, it is often difficult to determine whether acoustical recommendations are valid. Handbook of Environmental Acoustics simplifies this decision–making process and provides easy–to–follow explanations of acoustic terminology, noise control design, and regulatory noise issues. The book clarifies key aspects of environmental noise in basic language, covering: ∗ Common noise sources––including the risk of exposure to common daily environmental noise sources ∗ Current noise regulations, guidelines, and standards––illustrating all key points ∗ Acoustic terminology and environmental noise descriptors––providing a foundation for understanding noise issues ∗ Effects of noise on people and animals––emphasizing the importance of restricting noise exposure ∗ Relevant noise rating methods––clarifiying the use of noise metrics ∗ Construction and building code requirements––explaining current requirements and featuring tips on how to avoid privacy problems ∗ Measurement considerations––demonstrating standard methods and offering practical advice on how to ensure proper measurement procedures ∗ Noise control designs––detailing source–path–receiver systems and noise control fundamentals In addition to traditional noise control methods, new areas, such as active noise control, sound intensity measurement, and diffusive designs, are explained. A sample municipal noise ordinance helps the user to draft an ordinance tailored to the needs of a particular community. Avoiding complex mathematics and analyses, Handbook of Environmental Acoustics is a user–friendly manual for urban planners, municipal officials, engineers, attorneys, industrial hygienists, architects, environmental professionals, and students in these fields.

Noise Control in Building Services

  • Filename: noise-control-in-building-services.
  • ISBN: 9781483286532
  • Release Date: 2013-10-22
  • Number of pages: 518
  • Author: A. Fry
  • Publisher: Elsevier



Encompasses all up-to-date aspects of noise and vibration control in building services in one simple and convenient volume. It provides the necessary background in acoustics and, more importantly, practical advice in the evaluation and control of noise and vibration, with extensive use of tables, illustrations and actual examples. The book's contributors, the senior engineering staff of SRL Ltd, have more than 150 years' collective experience in acoustics, involving design and remedial work on noise and vibration aspects of building services.

Acoustic Echo and Noise Control

  • Filename: acoustic-echo-and-noise-control.
  • ISBN: 0471678392
  • Release Date: 2005-02-04
  • Number of pages: 469
  • Author: Eberhard Hänsler
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Authors are well known and highly recognized by the "acoustic echo and noise community." Presents a detailed description of practical methods to control echo and noise Develops a statistical theory for optimal control parameters and presents practical estimation and approximation methods

Applied Acoustics Concepts Absorbers and Silencers for Acoustical Comfort and Noise Control

  • Filename: applied-acoustics-concepts-absorbers-and-silencers-for-acoustical-comfort-and-noise-control.
  • ISBN: 9783642293672
  • Release Date: 2013-01-12
  • Number of pages: 593
  • Author: Helmut V. Fuchs
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



The author gives a comprehensive overview of materials and components for noise control and acoustical comfort. Sound absorbers must meet acoustical and architectural requirements, which fibrous or porous material alone can meet. Basics and applications are demonstrated, with representative examples for spatial acoustics, free-field test facilities and canal linings. Acoustic engineers and construction professionals will find some new basic concepts and tools for developments in order to improve acoustical comfort. Interference absorbers, active resonators and micro-perforated absorbers of different materials and designs complete the list of applications.

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