This major work is the first to treat the active control of both sound and vibration in a unified way. It outlines the fundamental concepts, explains how a reliable and stable system can be designed and implemented, and details the pitfalls . It covers sound in ducts, sound radiation, sound transmission into enclosures, structural vibration and isolation, electronic control system design, and sensors and actuators.
'…the treatment is attractive and meticulous and accurate…appears to be a good buy.' - Bulletin of the Institute of Acoustics
'…covers subject matter previously available only in separate volumes…could be considered as the latest update… - Noise and Vibration Worldwide
'… a very good and complete reference on the subject.' - The Structural Engineer
Background. Fundamentals of acoustics and vibration. Spectral analysis. Modal analysis. Modern control review. Feedforward control system design. Active control of noise propagating in ducts. Active control of free field sound radiation. Active control of enclosed sound fields. Feedforward control of vibration in beams and plates. Feedback control of flexable structures described in terms of modes. Vibration isolation. A few electronic implementation issues. Sound sources and sound sensors. Vibration sensors and vibration sources. Appendix.