Engineering Noise Control
Theory and Practice, Fourth Edition
CRC Press – 2010 – 748 pages
The practice of engineering noise control demands a solid understanding of the fundamentals of acoustics, the practical application of current noise control technology and the underlying theoretical concepts. This fully revised and updated fourth edition provides a comprehensive explanation of these key areas clearly, yet without oversimplification. Written by experts in their field, the practical focus echoes advances in the discipline, reflected in the fourth edition’s new material, including:
Essential reading for advanced students or those already well versed in the art and science of noise control, this distinctive text can be used to solve real world problems encountered by noise and vibration consultants as well as engineers and occupational hygienists.
If you don’t already have Bies and Hansen and you work in the field of noise control then this should be high on your list of purchases.
—Noise Control Engineering Journal
Fundamentals and Basic Terminology. The Human Ear. Instrumentation for Noise Measurement and Analysis. Criteria. Sources and Outdoor Sound Propagation. Sound Power, its Use and Measurement. Sound in Enclosed Spaces. Partitions, Enclosures and Barriers. Muffling Devices. Vibration Control. Sound Power and Sound Pressure Level Estimation Procedures. Practical Numerical Acoustics.
David A. Bies is now retired having served as a Reader and then Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide’s School of Mechanical Engineering. He is an expert and widely published acoustics physicist who has also worked as a senior consultant in industry.
Colin H. Hansen is Professor and Head of the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide. With a wealth of experience in consulting, research and teaching in acoustics, he has authored numerous books, journal articles and conference proceedings on the topic.