Noise and Vibration Control Engineering: Principles and Applications / Edition 1

Noise and Vibration Control Engineering: Principles and Applications / Edition 1

by Leo L. Beranek
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471617512

ISBN-13: 9780471617518

Pub. Date: 08/28/1992

Publisher: Wiley

Noise and Vibration Control Engineering is a completely new, single-source guide to all aspects of noise and vibration control. It offers mechanical, acoustical, architectural, electrical and chemical engineers and students the engineering principles necessary for designing quiet conditions into industrial machinery, motors, power plant equipment, air-conditioning

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Noise and Vibration Control Engineering is a completely new, single-source guide to all aspects of noise and vibration control. It offers mechanical, acoustical, architectural, electrical and chemical engineers and students the engineering principles necessary for designing quiet conditions into industrial machinery, motors, power plant equipment, air-conditioning systems, factories, buildings, and transportation systems. Contributors are among the world's leading acoustical scientists and consultants, many associated with Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc. Assuming only a general engineering background, Noise and Vibration Control Engineering begins with an examination of acoustic basics: decibels, sound power, and the properties of the various sources that create noise. The book identifies key parameters which govern sound power output and examines how noise can be controlled at its sources. Readers learn how sound propagates outdoors, around or over barriers and in enclosed spaces such as rooms and vehicles. Noise and Vibration Control Engineering moves on to discuss the basic components of noise control: active noise control techniques, sound absorbers, mufflers, enclosures, wrappings, barriers, walls, vibration isolators and vibration damping materials and their proper use in solving common noise and vibration control problems. The book shows how to control noise caused by gas flows, ventilation systems, machines, reciprocating engines and gears. Finally, it examines to what level noise must be reduced so as not to affect work performance, enjoyment of speech, radio, TV and music at home or in public spaces or to damage hearing. In addition to offering techniques to assess problems, take measurements, and implement appropriate noise and vibration control treatments, Noise and Vibration Control Engineering contains a condensed collection of authoritative, up-to-date design information, criteria and references. Finally, it provides comprehensive information about laws and codes governing noise and its control.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471617518
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/1992
Pages:
816
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.73(d)

Table of Contents

1Basic acoustical quantities : levels and decibels1
2Waves and impedances25
3Data analysis43
4Determination of sound power levels and directivity of noise sources71
5Outdoor sound propagation119
6Sound in small enclosures145
7Sound in rooms181
8Sound-absorbing materials and sound absorbers215
9Passive silencers279
10Sound generation345
11Interaction of sound waves with solid structures389
12Enclosures, cabins, and wrappings517
13Vibration isolation557
14Structural damping579
15Noise of gas flows611
16Prediction of machinery noise659
17Noise control in heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems685
18Active control of noise and vibration721
19Damage risk criteria for hearing and human body vibration857
20Criteria for noise in buildings and communities887
21Acoustical standards for noise and vibration control911

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