Urban Sound Environment / Edition 1

Urban Sound Environment / Edition 1

by Jian Kang
     
 

Over the past two decades there have been many major new developments in the field of urban sound environment. Jian Kang introduces and examines these key developments, including:

  • the development of prediction methods for urban sound propagation
  • establishment and application of noise-mapping software
  • new noise control measures and

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Overview

Over the past two decades there have been many major new developments in the field of urban sound environment. Jian Kang introduces and examines these key developments, including:

  • the development of prediction methods for urban sound propagation
  • establishment and application of noise-mapping software
  • new noise control measures and design methods.

Also covered is the new EU directive on noise and the substantial actions it has brought about across Europe.

As the importance of soundscape, acoustic comfort and sound environment design have become widely recognized, Urban Sound Environments is a thoroughly useful book for students and practitioners in a wide range of fields, from urban planning and landscape through to architecture and acoustics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415358576
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Jian Kang is Professor of Acoustics at the School of Architecture, University of Sheffield. He has conducted research in environmental acoustics for 20 years. He has published 1 book, over 50 refereed journal papers and book chapters, and over 100 conference papers and technical reports.

Table of Contents

1. Fundamentals 2. Urban Sound Evaluation 3. Urban Soundscape 4. Mirco-Scale Acoustic Modelling 5. Macro-Scale Acoustic Modelling 6. Urban Noise Mitigation 7. Sound Environment in Urban Streets and Squares

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