2nd Edition

Noise Control
From Concept to Application

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after August 6, 2021
ISBN 9781138369023
August 6, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
488 Pages 187 B/W Illustrations

USD $74.95

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Book Description

The second edition of Noise Control: From Concept to Application, newly expanded and thoroughly updated, now includes 180 graded problems with solutions, plus 100 end-of-chapter problems with solutions available for instructors on the authors’ website. Working from basic scientific principles, the authors show how an understanding of sound can be applied to real-world settings, working through numerous examples in detail and covering good practice in noise control for both new and existing facilities.

It covers the essential topics for industrial noise control: acoustics, noise criteria, hearing damage risk, noise assessment measures, measurement instrumentation, sound source types including the calculation and measurement of their output power, sound propagation outdoors, sound in rooms, sound absorbing materials, sound transmission through partitions and enclosures, noise barriers, reactive and dissipative muffler noise reduction, and muffler design considerations such as pressure loss and self-noise generation.

Detailed explanations of important concepts make this textbook easy to understand by engineering and science undergraduates, as well as professionals with no background in acoustics.

Authors’ website: www.causalsystems.com

Table of Contents

1. Fundamentals.

2. Loudness, Descriptors of Noise, Noise Criteria and Instrumentation.

3. Sound Sources and Sound Power Measurement.

4. Sound Propagation Outdoors.

5. Sound Absorbing Materials: Properties and their Measurement. 

6. Sound in Rooms.

7. Partitions, Enclosures and Barriers.

8. Muffling Devices.

Appendix: Properties of Materials.

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Colin Hansen is Emeritus Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide and has spent his entire professional life consulting, teaching and researching in acoustics and noise control. He is a past President and Honorary Fellow of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration, and Honorary Fellow of the Australian Acoustical Society. He was awarded the Rayleigh Medal by the UK Institute of Acoustics, the Michell Medal by Engineers Australia and the Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education by the Acoustical Society of America.

Kristy Hansen is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at Flinders University, Australia, and holder of the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Early Career Researcher Award for research on the effects of wind farm noise on rural communities.