Acoustics of Fluid-Structure Interactions

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Acoustics of Fluid-Structure Interactions addresses an increasingly important branch of fluid mechanics—the absorption of noise and vibration by fluid flow. This subject, which offers numerous challenges to conventional areas of acoustics, is of growing concern in places where the environment is adversely affected by sound. Howe presents useful background material on fluid mechanics and the elementary concepts of classical acoustics and structural vibrations. Using examples, many of which include complete worked solutions, he vividly illustrates the theoretical concepts involved. He provides the basis for all calculations necessary for the determination of sound generation by aircraft, ships, general ventilation and combustion systems, as well as musical instruments. Both a graduate textbook and a reference for researchers, Acoustics of Fluid-Structure Interactions is an important synthesis of information in this field. It will also aid engineers in the theory and practice of noise control.

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"...the most comprehensive review of what is really understood about flow-induced sound and vibration that has ever been written. An enormous range of material, taken from nearly five hundred references, is arranged in a systematic way....This book concentrates on precise models of real effects, explaining by careful analysis what can definitely be learnt from the models...essential reading." Journal of Fluid Mechanics

"Howe has been a prolific contributor to acoustics and fluid mechanics journals for more than 25 years. In large part this book collects and presents much of his own work, and that of others, thus providing the reader with an excellent overview of the subject in one volume....Howe has provided us with a valuable compendium of analyses devoted to the mathematical modeling of the exceedingly complex mechanisms by which unsteady fluid flows interact with solid bodies to produce the sounds around us." Physics Today

"...provides a very important contribution to this field...Howe, who is an applied mathematician and theorist, does a marvelous job of setting real-world problems in a mathematical framework while, in most cases, offering concise physical interpretations and insights based on the derived solutions." AIAA Journal presenting the equat

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521633208
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 572
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.46 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Aerodynamic sound in unbounded flows; 3. Sound generation in a fluid with rigid boundaries; 4. Sound generation in a fluid with flexible boundaries; 5. Interaction of sound with solid structures; 6. Resonant and unstable systems; References.

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