Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach to the practice of achieving a more acceptable acoustic environment, this book draws on the same basic principles to cover both the outdoors and indoor space. It starts with the fundamentals of sound waves and hearing and goes on to the measurement of noise and vibration, room acoustics, sound absorption, airborne sound insulation and noise and vibration control.
This serves as a foundation reference for students of architecture and environmental engineering, including those new to the study of acoustics. Problem-solving exercises are provided at the end of each chapter. The authors focus on techniques, methods and standards and lead into further more specialized material which makes the book useful for more advanced students and professional engineers.
Table of Contents
1. Fundamentals of Sound Waves and Hearing 2. Noise and Vibration – Measurement and Rating 3. Room Acoustics 4. Sound Absorption – Materials and Construction 5. Outdoor Sound Propogation 6. Airborne Sound Insulation 7. Isolation of Structure-borne Noise and Vibration 8. Noise and Vibration Control in the Environment 9. Acoustic Design of Rooms 10. Electro-acoustic Systems 11. Addenda
Z. Maekawa is Professor Emeritus at the Environmental Acoustics Laboratory in Osaka, Japan. He is a former Vice-President of INCE/Japan and past member of the International Commission on Acoustics.
J. H. Rindel is former Professor at the Technical University of Denmark and Managing Director of Odeon Room Acoustics Software, Denmark.
P. Lord is former Professor at the University of Salford, UK.