A comprehensive evaluation of the basic theory for acoustics, noise, and vibration control together with fundamentals of how this theoretical material can be applied to real-world problems in the control of noise and vibration in aircraft, appliances, buildings, industry, and vehicles. The basic theory is presented in an elementary form and only of sufficient complications necessary to solve practical problems. Unnecessary advanced theoretical approaches are not included. In addition to the fundamental material discussed, chapters are included on human hearing and response to noise and vibration, acoustics and vibration transducers, instrumentation, noise and vibration measurements, and practical discussions concerning community noise and vibration, interior and exterior noise of aircraft, road and rail vehicles, machinery noise and vibration sources, noise and vibration in rapid transit rail vehicles, automobiles, trucks, off-road vehicles, and ships. In addition, extensive up-to-date useful references are included at the end of each chapter for further reading. The book concludes with a glossary on acoustics, noise, and vibration.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Malcolm J. Crocker obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering and Master’s degree in Noise and Vibration Studies from Southampton University and his Ph.D. in Acoustics from Liverpool University. He worked at Supermarine and Vickers Armstrong Aircraft, UK, and at Wyle Labs, Huntsville, USA on the Lunar Saturn V launch noise. He has held full professor positions at Purdue, Sydney, and Auburn. At Auburn, he served as Mechanical Engineering Department Head and Distinguished University Professor. He has published over 300 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings and written eight books including the award-winning Encyclopedia of Acoustics, Handbook of Acoustics, and Handbook of Noise and Vibration Control for Wiley. Crocker served as one of the four founding directors of I-INCE and one of the four founding directors of IIAV. He was the general chair of INTER-NOISE 72. He served for 40 years as Editor-in-Chief of the Noise Control Engineering Journal and the International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration. He has numerous awards including three honorary doctorates in Russia and Romania and is a fellow and/or distinguished fellow of ASA, IIAV, and ASME. He received the 2017 ASME Per Bruel Gold Medal for contributions to noise control and acoustics.
Jorge P. Arenas, Professor and former director of the Institute of Acoustics, University Austral of Chile, and Fellow of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV). He received a degree in Acoustical Engineering in 1988 and his MSc in Physics in 1996 both from Univ. Austral, Chile. In 2001, he obtained a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University in the USA. He also gained professional experience at the Institute of Acoustics in Madrid, Spain, and at the University of Southampton in the UK. He has served as the President of the IIAV (2016-2018) and he is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration and a member of the editorial board of the journals Shock and Vibration and Applied Acoustics.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Vibration of Simple and Continuous Systems
Chapter 3 Sound Generation and Propagation
Chapter 4 Human hearing, speech, and psychoacoustics
Chapter 5 Effects of Noise, Vibration, and Shock on People
Chapter 6 Description, Criteria and Procedures Used to Determine Human Response to Noise and Vibration
Chapter 7 Noise and Vibration Transducers, Signal Processing, Analysis and Measurements
Chapter 8 Sound Intensity, Measurements and Determination of Sound Power, Noise Source Identification and Transmission Loss
Chapter 9 Principles of Noise and Vibration Control
Chapter 10 Mufflers and Silencers – Absorbent and Reactive Types
Chapter 11 Noise and Vibration Control of Machines
Chapter 12 Noise and Vibration Control in Buildings
Chapter 13 Design of Air-conditioning Systems for Noise and Vibration Control
Chapter 14 Surface Transportation Noise and Vibration Sources and Control
Chapter 15 Aircraft and Airport Transportation Noise Sources and Control
Chapter 16 Community Noise and Vibration SourcesFollow me: