- Addresses the control of sound and vibration within enclosed spaces, from noise control in office buildings to sound optimization in concert halls
- Includes the concepts, equations, insights and solutions engineers in the area need to reference and verify on a daily basis
- New to this edition: problems and solutions for students and developing professionals, more specific problems and case studies, and coverage of high-tech spaces, such as laboratories, as well as general updates throughout
Architectural Acoustics presents a complete technical overview of the field, from basic concepts to specific design advice. Beginning with a brief history of the field, it reviews the fundamentals of acoustics, human perception and reaction to sound, acoustic noise measurements and noise metrics, and environmental noise. In-depth treatment is given to the theoretical principles and practical applications of wave acoustics, sound transmission, vibration and vibration isolation, and noise transmission in floor systems and mechanical systems.
Chapters on specific design problems demonstrate how to apply the theory, including treatment of multifamily dwellings, office buildings, rooms for speech, sound reinforcement systems, rooms for music, multipurpose rooms, auditoriums, sanctuaries, studios and listening rooms. Detailed figures throughout illustrate the practical applications of acoustic principles, showing how to implement design ideas in actual structures.
Professional engineers, consultants and researchers in architectural acoustics, acoustical engineering and related mechanical and architectural fields. Upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students undertaking engineering or architecture courses with related modules.