Uncertainty in Acoustics Measurement, Prediction and Assessment
This guide to estimating uncertainties in the measurement, prediction and assessment of noise and vibration applies across environmental noise and vibration, occupational noise and vibration exposure, and building and architectural acoustics.
The book collates information from the various Standards and from research, with explanation, examples and case studies. It enables estimation of uncertainty in the measurement and prediction of acoustic quantities, suitable for use in environmental impact and occupational exposure assessments. It is for acoustic consultants, mechanical and building service engineers, architect and building professionals and environmental health officers.
Bob Peters worked for more than forty years in acoustics and noise control – teaching, research, consultancy. He was a principal acoustic consultant with Applied Acoustic Design, a senior research fellow at London South Bank University, and a tutor on Institute of Acoustics distance learning courses.
1. Introduction and Concepts
2. Introduction to Uncertainty in Acoustic Measurements
3. Measurement Uncertainty Associated with Sound and Vibration Instrumentation
4. Uncertainty in the Prediction of Sound Levels
5. Uncertainty in Environmental Noise Measurement
David Waddington and Bill Whitfield
6. Uncertainty in Room Acoustics Measurements
7. Speech Transmission Index (STI): Measurement and Prediction Uncertainty
8. Uncertainty Associated with the Measurement of Sound Insulation in the Field
9. Uncertainty in Measuring and Estimating Workplace Noise Exposure
10. Uncertainty in the Measurement of Noise Emission from Plant and Machinery
11. Uncertainty in the Measurement of Vibration Levels
Jorge D' Avillez and Robert Peters
12. Uncertainty in Prediction of Rail-induced Ground-borne Vibration
Jorge D' Avillez
13. Managing Uncertainty in Noise Assessment Processes
Colin Cobbing and Charlotte Clark
14. Uncertainty in International Acoustics Standards