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Sound Analysis and Noise Control

Author: John E K Foreman
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 1991.
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This book has been written to provide an intro- Chapter 2 deals with the mechanism of hear- duction to the fundamental concepts of sound ing and the subjective rating of sound, includ- and a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John E K Foreman
ISBN: 9781468466775 1468466771
OCLC Number: 852788923
Description: 1 online resource (461 pages)
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
1 Basics of Sound --
1.1 Generation of Sound --
1.2 Equations of Motion of Plane Waves --
1.3 Velocity of Plane Waves --
1.4 Specific Acoustic Impedance --
1.5 Spherical Sound Waves --
1.6 Sound Intensity --
1.7 Levels --
1.8 Waveform, Frequency, Pressure Change --
1.9 The Decibel --
1.10 Frequency Spectra of Sound --
References for Chapter 1 --
2 Mechanism of Hearing and Subjective Rating --
2.1 Construction of the Ear --
2.2 Functioning of the Mechanism --
2.3 Subjective Response and Units for Rating of Noise --
2.4 Loudness; Phons and Sones --
2.5 Loudness of Short Duration Sounds --
2.6 Age-Related Hearing Loss-Presbycusis --
2.7 Noise-Induced Hearing Loss --
References for Chapter 2 --
3 Instrumentation for Noise Measurement --
3.1 General --
3.2 Microphones --
3.3 Sound Level Meters --
3.4 Weighting Curves --
3.5 Basic Sound Level Meter System --
3.6 Vibration Transducers --
3.7 Frequency Analyzers and Filtering --
3.8 Tape Recorders --
3.9 Signal Processing --
References for Chapter 3 --
4 Sound Fields --
4.1 Reflected Sound --
4.2 Ideal Sound Source --
4.3 Practical Sound Source --
4.4 Anechoic Rooms --
4.5 Reverberant Rooms --
4.6 Directivity Index and Directivity Factor --
4.7 Attenuation of Sound Pressure with Distance in a Free Field --
4.8 Attenuation of Sound Pressure with Distance in an Enclosure --
4.9 Propagation of Sound in Air --
4.10 Outdoor Barriers --
4.11 Attenuation Provided by Trees --
References for Chapter 4 --
5 Absorption, Silencers, Room Acoustics and Transmission Loss --
5.1 Absorption --
5.2 Dissipative, Reactive and Active Silencers --
5.3 Behavior of Sound in Rooms --
5.4 Sound Transmission Loss and Sound Transmission Class --
References for Chapter 5 --
6 Vibration and Vibration Control --
6.1 Introduction --
6.2 Equation of Motion for a System Having a Single Degree of Freedom --
6.3 Free Vibration without Damping --
6.4 Free Vibration with Damping --
6.5 Forced Vibrations without Damping --
6.6 Transmissibility --
6.7 Forced Vibration with Damping --
6.8 Motion Disturbance-Single Degree of Freedom --
6.9 Isolator Selection --
6.10 Types of Isolators --
6.11 A Mass Subjected to Motion in Several Degrees of Freedom-Coupled and Decoupled Modes --
6.12 Vibration Criteria --
6.13 Vibration Damping --
References for Chapter 6 --
7 Noise Criteria and Regulations --
7.1 Introduction --
7.2 Indices for Environmental Noise --
7.3 Criteria for Indoor Noise Environment --
7.4 Regulations of Hearing-Damage Risk in Industry --
the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act Standards --
7.5 Outdoor Noise Criteria --
References for Chapter 7 --
8 General Review of Noise Control and Practical Examples --
8.1 General Review of Noise Control --
8.2 Practical Examples of Noise Control Techniques --
9 Noise Source Diagnosis and Case Studies --
9.1 The Use of Sound Power Data in Source Diagnosis --
9.2 Further Case Studies in Noise Control --
9.3 Case Study of Noise Reduction from a Centrifugal Pump and Motor Drive in a Laboratory --
9.4 Example of Use of Silencer and Silencing Material in Ventilation System --
9.5 NIOSH Case Histories --
9.6 General Texts, Handbooks, and Manuals --
Credits for Figures and Tables --
Appendix I Glossary of Acoustical Terms --
Appendix II Conversion Factors --
Appendix III Acoustical Standards Organizations and Standard Documents --
Appendix IV Useful Acoustics Periodicals --
Appendix V Guidelines for Regulatory Control of Occupational Noise Exposure and Hearing Conservation --
Appendix VI Buyer's Guide to Products for Noise and Vibration Control --
Appendix VII Dynamic Measurement Instrumentation Buyer's Guide.
Responsibility: by John E.K. Foreman.

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