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Industrial Noise Control and Acoustics

1st Edition

By Randall F. Barron

CRC Press

560 pages

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Description

Compiling strategies from more than 30 years of experience, this book provides numerous case studies that illustrate the implementation of noise control applications, as well as solutions to common dilemmas encountered in noise reduction processes. It offers methods for predicting the noise generation level of common systems such as fans, motors, compressors, and cooling towers, selecting the appropriate equipment to monitor sound properties, assessing the severity of environmental noise, modifying the sources, transmission paths, and receivers of sound, estimating sound pressure levels, designing mufflers, silencers, barriers, and enclosures, and isolating machine vibration.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Basics of Acoustics

Acoustic Measurements

Transmission of Sound

Noise Sources

Acoustic Criteria

Room Acoustics

Silencer Design

Vibration Isolation for Noise Control

Case Studies in Noise Control

Appendix A Preferred Prefixes in SI

Appendix B Properties of Gases, Liquids, and Solids

Appendix C Plate Properties of Solids

Appendix D Surface Absorption Coefficients

Appendix E Nomenclature

Index

About the Author/Editor

RANDALL F. BARRON is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston. The author of numerous professional publications, he is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a member of the American Society for Engineering Education and the Cryogenic Society of America, among other organizations. He received the B.S. degree (1958) in mechanical engineering from Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, and the M.S. (1961) and Ph.D. (1964) degrees in mechanical engineering from The Ohio State University, Columbus.

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Mechanical Engineering

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical
TEC016000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Design / General
TEC032000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Quality Control