Colin Hansen began his career as a full-time consultant in noise and vibration control, before moving to University of Adelaide where he is now emeritus professor. He is past president of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration. His books include Engineering Noise Control (now in its 5th Edition), Active Control of Noise and Vibration, Noise Control from Concept to Application and Understanding Active Noise Cancellation, all published by Taylor & Francis.
...provides the reader with a deep understanding of the physics of vibrations, sound radiation and sound propagation in structures. -- Jens Holger Rindel, Multiconsult, Norway ...gives a great background and context for the development of the statistical energy method. The basic idea is explained thoroughly conceptually before it is developed mathematically... There is a good amount of detail without being burdensome. The author also explains some practical suggestions on how to simplify the problem and determine when the models are detailed enough ... If you want a book to help you set up and solve practical problems in acoustics, vibration and noise control, then this is for you. -- Dr. Ralph T. Muehleisen, Illinois Institute of Technology