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Environmental Methods for Transport Noise Reduction

1st Edition

Mats Nilsson, Jörgen Bengtsson, Ronny Klaeboe
November 20, 2014

Presents Evidence-Based Guidance on Noise Abatement Methods Solutions for reducing the noise impact of road and rail traffic can be found in the use of natural elements in combination with artificial elements in urban and rural environments. Ground and road surface treatments; trees, forests, and...

Active Control of Noise and Vibration

2nd Edition

Colin Hansen, Scott Snyder, Xiaojun Qiu, Laura Brooks, Danielle Moreau
November 30, 2012

Since the publication of the first edition, considerable progress has been made in the development and application of active noise control (ANC) systems, particularly in the propeller aircraft and automotive industries. Treating the active control of both sound and vibration in a unified way, this...

Noise Mapping in the EU: Models and Procedures

1st Edition

Gaetano Licitra
September 06, 2012

Noise mapping is the first tool to effectively assess noise exposure, communicating information to citizens, and defining effective action plans for protecting citizens from high noise levels and preserving quiet areas in urban European Community environments. Indeed, strategic noise maps are now...

Environmental and Architectural Acoustics

2nd Edition

Z. Maekawa, Jens H. Rindel, P. Lord
December 14, 2010

Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach to the practice of achieving a more acceptable acoustic environment, this book draws on the same basic principles to cover both the outdoors and indoor space. It starts with the fundamentals of sound waves and hearing and goes on to the measurement of noise...

Environmental Noise Barriers: A Guide To Their Acoustic and Visual Design, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Benz Kotzen, Colin English
April 21, 2009

Environmental Noise Barriers is a unique one-stop reference for practitioners, whether acoustical engineers, landscape architects, or manufacturers, and for highways departments in local and central authorities. This extensively revised new edition is updated in line with UK and EU legislation and...

Building Acoustics

1st Edition

Tor Erik Vigran
July 31, 2008

Building or architectural acoustics is taken in this book to cover all aspects of sound and vibration in buildings. The book covers room acoustics but the main emphasis is on sound insulation and sound absorption and the basic aspects of noise and vibration problems connected to service equipment...

Sound Insulation

1st Edition

Carl Hopkins
August 23, 2007

Sound insulation is an important aspect of building performance. This book is a comprehensive guide to sound and vibration theory and its application to the measurement and prediction of sound insulation in buildings. It enables the reader to tackle a wide range of issues relating to sound...

Acoustics: An Introduction

1st Edition

Heinrich Kuttruff
November 23, 2006

This definitive textbook provides students with a comprehensive introduction to acoustics. Beginning with the basic physical ideas, Acoustics balances the fundamentals with engineering aspects, applications and electroacoustics, also covering music, speech and the properties of human hearing. The...

Predicting Outdoor Sound

1st Edition

Keith Attenborough, Kai Ming Li, Kirill Horoshenkov
November 17, 2006

Predicting Outdoor Sound provides a scholarly yet practical examination of the phenomena that affect outdoor sound close to the ground and its prediction. It is devoted to bringing together theories and data to give both researchers and practitioners the basis for deciding which model to use in a...

Urban Sound Environment

1st Edition

Jian Kang
September 13, 2006

Over the past two decades there have been many major new developments in the field of urban sound environment. Jian Kang introduces and examines these key developments, including: the development of prediction methods for urban sound propagation establishment and application of noise-mapping...

Noise Control: From Concept to Application

1st Edition

Colin Hansen
June 03, 2005

Noise Control: From Concept to Application presents the basic principles of noise control and their practical application to real problems. Numerous examples are worked out in detail and are used to illustrate the concepts in the book. There are few derivations of equations, but reference is made...

The Boundary Element Method: Applications in Sound and Vibration

1st Edition

A. Ali, C. Rajakumar
August 15, 2004

The Boundary Element Method, or BEM, is a powerful numerical analysis tool with particular advantages over other analytical methods. With research in this area increasing rapidly and more uses for the method appearing, this timely book provides a full chronological review of all techniques that...