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From the PublisherIf you don’t already have Bies and Hansen and you work in the field of noise control then this should be high on your list of purchases.
—Noise Control Engineering Journal
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:
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.
Fundamentals and Basic Terminology. The Human Ear. Instrumentation for Noise Measurement and Analysis. Criteria. Sources and Outdoor Sound Propagation. Sound Power, its Use and Measurement. Sound in Enclosed Spaces. Partitions, Enclosures and Barriers. Muffling Devices. Vibration Control. Sound Power and Sound Pressure Level Estimation Procedures. Practical Numerical Acoustics.