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

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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, Hoist 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 la
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Provides design engineers with specific technical information needed for solutions to the most frequently encountered noise and vibration problems, conveying physical insights into the processes of noise generation and attenuation so that a chosen solution is not only acoustically sufficient but also cost effective. The volume draws somewhat on the 1971 Noise and vibration control, edited by one of the present authors, but entirely new are chapters on the control of noise by active devices, and the quieting of internal combustion engines, electrical machinery, and gears. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
From the Publisher
"Some things get better with age, e.g. women, wine and pea soup. This is also true here. Each new book in this 'series' of books started by Leo Beranek in 1960 and continued with help from Istvan Ver has gotten better. They all maintain a depth that is not available in many of the other books available on noise control. This book has a excellent balance of practical and therefore useful guidelines and theoretical modeling with equations and data to support and permit easy extension of the guidelines to most of the situations faced by noise control engineers. In general, one will not be buried in math that does not lead to meaningful help for noise control engineers looking for solutions to real problems. Anyone serious about noise control should have this book available, even if you are like me and have the other three proceeding books in this 'series'." (Noise Control Engineering Journal, July/August 2008)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471617518
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 816
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.73 (d)

Meet the Author

ISTVÁN L. VÉR, PhD, is a highly respected member of the acoustical engineering community. He is a principal scientist emeritus of Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, and board-certified member and former director of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering.

LEO L. BERANEK, PhD, is cofounder and President of Bolt, Beranek and Newman. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

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Table of Contents

1 Basic acoustical quantities : levels and decibels 1
2 Waves and impedances 25
3 Data analysis 43
4 Determination of sound power levels and directivity of noise sources 71
5 Outdoor sound propagation 119
6 Sound in small enclosures 145
7 Sound in rooms 181
8 Sound-absorbing materials and sound absorbers 215
9 Passive silencers 279
10 Sound generation 345
11 Interaction of sound waves with solid structures 389
12 Enclosures, cabins, and wrappings 517
13 Vibration isolation 557
14 Structural damping 579
15 Noise of gas flows 611
16 Prediction of machinery noise 659
17 Noise control in heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems 685
18 Active control of noise and vibration 721
19 Damage risk criteria for hearing and human body vibration 857
20 Criteria for noise in buildings and communities 887
21 Acoustical standards for noise and vibration control 911
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