Engineering Noise Control – Bies & Hansen – 3rd Edition


The third edition of Engineering Noise Control has been thoroughly revised, updated and extended. Each chapter contains new material, much of which is not available elsewhere. The result is a comprehensive discussion of the theoretical principles and concepts of acoustics and noise control, a detailed discussion of the hearing mechanism, noise measuring instrumentation and techniques, noise criteria, sound source characterization and emission, outdoor sound propagation, sound in rooms, sound transmission through partitions, enclosure design, dissipative and reactive mufflers, vibration isolation, equipment sound power emission calculations and active noise cancellation.

The book is an excellent text for advanced undergraduate or graduate students of acoustic and noise control, and it also contains essential information and prediction techniques that make it an invaluable resource for the practitioner.

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  • 1. Fundamentals and Basic Terminology
    2. The Human Ear
    3. Instrumentation for Noise Measurement and Analysis
    4. Criteria
    5. Sound Sources and Outdoor Sound Propagation
    6. Sound Power, its Use and Measurement
    7. Sound in Enclosed Places
    8. Partitions, Enclosures and Barriers
    9. Muffler Devices
    10. Vibration Control
    11. Sound Power and Sound Pressure Level Estimation Procedures
    12. Active Noise Control
    13. Survey of Analytical Techniques for the Estimation of Sound Power Levels
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