Fundamentals and basic terminology. Subjective response to noise. Frequency analysis. Instrumentation for noise measurement and analysis. Sound 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. Appendices: wave equation derivation, properties of materials, acoustical properties of porous materials. References. List of acoustical standards.
Colin H. Hansen is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Adelaide, Australia. He is past President and Honorary Fellow of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration and recipient of the 2009 Rayleigh medal by the UK Institute of Acoustics, as well as the 2013 AGM Michell Medal by Engineers Australia. He is also author of Active Control of Noise and Vibration 2nd Edition (2012), Noise Control from Concept to Application (2005), Understanding active noise cancellation (2001), also published by Taylor & Francis. Carl Howard is an associate professor at the University of Adelaide undertaking teaching, research, and consulting in acoustics. He has been a consultant with Vipac Engineers and Scientists, Worley and Colin Gordon and Associates, and also worked at United Technologies Research Center.
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