Architectural Acoustics by Marshall Long (Auth.)

By Marshall Long (Auth.)

Architectural Acoustics, moment version provides an intensive technical evaluate of the self-discipline, from easy innovations to precise layout recommendation. starting with a short background, it stories the basics of acoustics, human belief and response to sound, acoustic noise measurements, noise metrics, and environmental noise characterization. In-depth therapy is given to the theoretical rules and useful functions of wave acoustics, sound transmission, vibration and vibration isolation, and noise transmission in flooring and mechanical systems.

Chapters on particular layout difficulties reveal the best way to practice the speculation, together with remedy of multifamily dwellings, place of work structures, rooms for speech, rooms for track, multipurpose rooms, auditoriums, sanctuaries, studios, listening rooms, and the layout of sound reinforcement structures. precise figures illustrate the sensible purposes of acoustic ideas, exhibiting tips on how to enforce layout principles in real structures.

This compendium of theoretical and sensible layout details brings the correct strategies, equations, thoughts, and particular layout difficulties jointly in a single position, together with either basics and extra complicated fabric. working towards engineers will locate it a useful reference for his or her day-by-day paintings, whereas complicated scholars will savour its rigorous therapy of the elemental construction blocks of acoustical theory.

  • Considered the main entire source within the box - comprises uncomplicated basic relatives, derived from first ideas, and examples had to remedy genuine engineering problems.
  • Provides a well-organized textual content for college kids first drawing close the topic in addition to a competent reference for knowledgeable practitioners trying to refresh their technical wisdom base.
  • New content material for constructing pros contains case reviews and insurance of particular concentration parts equivalent to audio visible layout, theaters, and live performance halls.

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Delays greater than 5 ms are used in sound system design to compensate for the natural time delays due to the velocity of sound. 4 SOUND WAVES Pressure Fluctuations A sound wave is a longitudinal pressure fluctuation that moves through an elastic medium. It is called longitudinal because the particle motion is in the same direction as the wave propagation. If the displacement is at right angles to the direction of propagation, as is the case with a stretched string, the wave is called transverse.

Such behavior is called simple harmonic motion and can be written in terms of a sinusoidal function. Vector Representation Sinusoidal waveforms are components of circular motion. In Fig. 5 we start with a circle whose center lies at the origin, and draw a radius vector at some angle q to the x (horizontal) axis. The angle theta can be measured using any convenient fractional part of a circle. One such fraction is 1/360 of the total angle, which defines the unit called a degree. Another unit is 1/2p of the total angle.

3 SUPERPOSITION OF WAVES Linear Superposition Sometimes a sound is a pure sinusoidal tone, but more often it is a combination of many tones. Even the simple dial tone on a telephone is the sum of two single-frequency tones, 350 and 440 Hz. Our daily acoustical environment is quite complicated, with a myriad of sounds striking our ear drums at any one time. One reason we can interpret these sounds is that they add together in a linear way without creating appreciable distortion. In architectural acoustics, the wave motions we encounter are generally linear; the displacements are small and forces and displacements can be related by a constant.

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