There have been significant changes in noise and vibration control engineering in the last 10 years. This classic guideÂ acts as a concise reference thatÂ supplies practical design information to allÂ facets of aÂ noise and vibration engineer's job. The increased emphasis and interest in engineering control of noise has driven the growth in attendance and membership rates at meetings of the Acoustical Society and at Noise-Con and this book should be the essential desk reference for this market.Â Â
· Basic Acoustical Quantities: Levels and Decibels
· Waves and Impedances
· Data Analysis
· Determination of Sound Power Levels and Directivity of Noise Sources
· Outdoor Sound Propagation
· Sound in Small Enclosures
· Sound in Rooms
· Sound-Absorbing Materials and Sound Absorbers
· Passive Silencers
· Sound Generation
· Interaction of Sound Waves with Solid Structures
· Enclosures, Cabins, and Wrappings
· Vibration Isolation
· Structural Damping
· Noise of Gas Flows
· Prediction of Machinery Noise
· Noise Control in Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Systems
· Active Control of Noise and Vibration
· Damage Risk Criteria for Hearing and Human Body Vibration
· Criteria for Noise in Buildings and Communities
· Acoustical Standards for Noise and Vibration Control
· Appendix A. General References.
· Appendix B. American System of Units.
· Appendix C. Conversion Factors.
Engineers and designers across many engineering disciplines including mechanical, civil, aerospace and structural engineering as well as scientists and researchers in all areas associated with vibration, speech, telecommunications, hearing, sound and noise generation.
Philip Hofmann is associated with the Synchrotron Radiation Source and the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO). His research is primarily focused on the electronic structure of solids and their surfaces.