Because environmental acoustics has a complex mathematical basis, it is often difficult to determine whether acoustical recommendations are valid. Handbook of Environmental Acoustics simplifies this decision-making process and provides easy-to-follow explanations of acoustic terminology, noise control design, and regulatory noise issues. The book clarifies key aspects of environmental noise in basic language, covering: Common noise sourcesaincluding the risk of exposure to common daily environmental noise sources Current noise regulations, guidelines, and standardsaillustrating all key points Acoustic terminology and environmental noise descriptorsaproviding a foundation for understanding noise issues Effects of noise on people and animalsaemphasizing the importance of restricting noise exposure Relevant noise rating methodsaclarifiying the use of noise metrics Construction and building code requirementsaexplaining current requirements and featuring tips on how to avoid privacy problems Measurement considerationsademonstrating standard methods and offering practical advice on how to ensure proper measurement procedures Noise control designsadetailing source-path-receiver systems and noise control fundamentals In addition to traditional noise control methods, new areas, such as active noise control, sound intensity measurement, and diffusive designs, are explained. A sample municipal noise ordinance helps the user to draft an ordinance tailored to the needs of a particular community. Avoiding complex mathematics and analyses, Handbook of Environmental Acoustics is a user-friendly manual for urban planners, municipal officials, engineers, attorneys, industrial hygienists, architects, environmental professionals, and students in these fields.The book clarifies key aspects of environmental noise in basic language, covering: a Common noise sourcesaaincluding the risk of exposure to common daily environmental noise sources a Current noise regulations, guidelines, and ...
|Title||:||Handbook of Environmental Acoustics|
|Author||:||James P. Cowan|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 1993-12-15|