Preface; 1. Some preliminaries; 2. Introduction to acoustic block diagrams; 3. Transmission of low frequency sound waves in ducts; 4. Transmission of one-dimensional waves in coupled ducts; 5. Resonators, expansion chambers and silencers; 6. Multi-modal sound propagation in ducts; 7. Transmission of wave modes in coupled ducts; 8. Effects of viscosity and thermal conductity; 9. Reflection and radiation at open duct terminations; 10. Modeling of ducted acoustic sources; 11. Radiated sound pressure prediction; 12. Measurement methods; 13. System search and optimization; Appendix a: basic equations of fluid motion; Appendix b: acoustic properties of rigid-frame fibrous materials; References; Appendix c: impedance of compact apertures; Index.
Understand topics ranging from the foundations of duct acoustics to acoustic design of mufflers and silencers with this hands-on reference.
Erkan Dokumaci is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at Dokuz Eylul University (Izmir, Turkey). He is currently on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of Sound and Vibration and is the author of software used for acoustic design of mufflers and silencers, as well as many scientific papers on duct acoustics.