From Concept to Application
By Colin Hansen
CRC Press – 2005 – 432 pages
An excellent learning tool for students and practitioners, this guide to noise control will enable readers to use their knowledge to solve a wide range of industrial noise control problems. Working from basic scientific principles, the author shows how an understanding of sound can be applied to real-world settings, working through several examples in detail and covering good practice in noise control for both new and existing facilities.
1. Fundamentals 2. Noise Criteria and Basic Instrumentation 3. Sound Sources and Sound Power Measurement 4. Sound Propagation Outdoors and in Rooms 5. Sound Absorbing Materials: Properties and their Measurement 6. Partitions, Enclosures and Barriers 7. Muffling Devices
Colin Hansen is Professor and head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Adelaide, Australia and past-President of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration. He has had extensive industrial experience as a noise and vibration consultant and is also author "Understanding Active Noise Cancellation" and co-author "Engineering Noise Control, which are both also published by Spon Press.