Architectural Acoustics, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123982650
  • ISBN-13: 9780123982650
  • DDC: 729.29
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 984 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Acoustical engineering applies sound and vibration theory in practical terms, addressing the manipulation and control of sound to ensure the comfort, safety and productivity of those inhabiting a particular environment. Engineers in this area need to learn and reference the concepts and principles on which fundamental acoustic design practices are based, and understand why, when and how to use particular calculations, equations and techniques. Beginning with an overview of the subject's history, Architectural Acoustics reviews the fundamentals of acoustics and noise before moving onto the theory and practical applications of wave acoustics, sound transmission and vibration. Chapters on specific design problems follow, along with material on sound system modeling, ray tracing and auralization. This compendium of theoretical and practical design information brings together all the important concepts, equations, insights and specific design problems, covering material in depth at basic and advanced levels.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
First Edition Acknowledgments.
Second Edition Acknowledgments.
1: Historical Introduction.
2: Fundamentals of Acoustics.
3: Human Perception and Reaction to Sound.
4: Acoustic Measurements and Noise Metrics.
5: Environmental Noise.
6: Wave Acoustics.
7: Sound and Solid Surfaces.
8: Sound in Enclosed Spaces.
9: Sound Transmission Loss.
10: Sound Transmission in Buildings.
11: Vibration and Vibration Isolation.
12: Noise Transmission in Floor Systems.
13: Noise in Mechanical Systems.
14: Sound Attenuation in Ducts.
15: Design and Construction of Multifamily Dwellings.
16: Design and Construction of Office Buildings.
17: Design of Rooms for Speech.
18: Sound Reinforcement Systems.
19: Design of Rooms for Music.
20: Design of Multipurpose Auditoria and Sanctuaries.
21: Design of Studios and Listening Rooms.
22: Acoustic Modeling, Ray Tracing, and Auralization.