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Noise-reducing designs of machines and structures


It is advisable and better to consider noise control measures at the design stage itself rather than after the product is manufactured and installed. The present paper describes some of the control measures that can be incorporated during the design of machines and structures. Vibration control, barriers and enclosures can be used for noise control and should be considered at the design stage. Acoustical materials which can be used for noise control purpose have been described. Some examples of noise-reducing designs are also given.

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Tandon, N. Noise-reducing designs of machines and structures. Sadhana 25, 331–339 (2000).

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  • Noise control
  • vibration control
  • barriers to noise
  • noise-free enclosures
  • acoustical materials
  • noise-reducing designs