A Solid Introduction to Sound and Vibration: No Formal Background Needed This Second Edition of Fundamentals of Sound and Vibration covers the physical, mathematical and technical foundations of sound and vibration at audio frequencies. It presents Acoustics, vibration, and the associated signal processing at a level suitable for graduate students or practicing engineers with having no prior formal training in the field.
The book is a coherent textbook based on the first semester of the master's program in Sound and Vibration Studies at the internationally acclaimed Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the University of Southampton.
New in the Second Edition:
The latest edition has been extensively revised and updated, with a new introductory chapter and new chapters on the measurement of sound and vibration. Other chapters include fundamentals of acoustics, fundamentals of vibration, signal processing, noise control, human response to sound and human response to vibration; many of these have been substantially revised. Example problems and answers for self-study are included.
The revised text:
Offers a brief summary on the importance of sound and vibration Considers the vibration of mechanical structures, ranging from simple SDOF models to continuous systems Highlights the aspects of signal processing commonly used for data analysis Addresses engineering noise control, and more Fundamentals of Sound and Vibration, Second Edition provides you with broad coverage of sound, vibration and signal processing in a single volume, and serves as a reference for both graduate students and practicing engineers.
Introduction; Frank Fahy Sound and noise Vibration Signal processing and analysis Experimental methods and equipment Need for noise and vibration control technology Challenges of noise and vibration control technology Can software solve the problem? An exciting field Reference Fundamentals of acoustics; David Thompson and Philip Nelson Introduction to sound One-dimensional wave equation Acoustic energy density and intensity The wave equation in three dimensions Multipole sources Enclosed sound fields Room acoustics Further reading Questions References Fundamentals of vibration; Brian Mace Introduction Free vibration of an SDOF system Time-harmonic forced vibration of an SDOF system Response of an SDOF system to general excitation Multiple degrees of freedom systems Forced response of MDOF systems Continuous systems Concluding remarks Questions References Fundamentals of signal processing; Joe Hammond and Paul White Introduction Fourier analysis of continuous time signals Some results in signal and system analysis Effects of sampling Random processes Input-output relationships and system identification Random processes and estimation Concluding remarks Questions References Noise control; David Thompson Introduction Sound sources: categories and characterisation Noise source quantification Principles of noise control Sound radiation from vibrating structures Sound transmission through partitions Noise control enclosures Noise barriers Sound absorption Vibration control for noise reduction Further reading Questions References Human response to sound; Ian Flindell Introduction Auditory anatomy and function Auditory capabilities and acoustic metrics Range of noise effects on people References Human responses to vibration; Michael J. Griffin Introduction Measurement of vibration Whole-body vibration Motion sickness Hand-transmitted vibration References Measurement of audio-frequency sound in air; Frank Fahy Introduction Condenser microphone Preamplifiers and transducer electronic data systems (TEDS) Calibration Specialised microphone applications Sound level meters and their use Sound intensity Applications of sound intensity measurement References Vibration testing; Tim Waters Introduction General test set-up Sensors Using an electrodynamic shaker Using an instrumented hammer
Frank Fahy retired in 1997 from his post of professor of engineering acoustics in the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) of the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. Professor Fahy played a major role in the development and standardization of the means of measuring the magnitude and direction of energy flow in sound fields (sound intensity), which have greatly improved our ability to locate, distinguish and quantify individual sources of noise in the presence of other sources. He is also the author of five textbooks and monographs on sound and vibration and the coeditor of six others. David Thompson is professor of railway noise and vibration at the ISVR and head of the Dynamics Group at the University of Southampton. He graduated from Cambridge in mathematics and has a PhD from ISVR. Prior to returning to ISVR in 1996, he worked at British Rail Research in Derby, United Kingdom and Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek in the Netherlands. His research covers railway noise and vibration, and makes use of a wide variety of analytical, numerical and experimental techniques for vibration and acoustics. He has published over 100 papers and one book.
Reviews for Fundamentals of Sound and Vibration
The book is authored by internationally respected academics at ISVR and this in itself is a recommendation. It is excellent as an introductory text in sound and vibration for graduates with sufficient mathematical back-ground. This means that the audience is limited to graduates in mathematics, physics and engineering. Although some of the chapters are related to noise and vibration control it will be more useful to those planning to work in engineering R&D contexts than those planning to work as consultants for example in building acoustics. -Keith Attenborough, The Open University