Acoustics for Engineers

Troy Lectures

  • Jens Blauert
  • Ning Xiang

About this book


This book provides the material for an introductory course in engineering acoustics for students with basic knowledge in mathematics. It is based on extensive teaching experience at the university level. Under the guidance of an academic teacher it is sufficient as the sole textbook for the subject. Each chapter deals with a well defined topic and represents the material for a two-hour lecture. The 15 chapters alternate between more theoretical and more application-oriented concepts. They cover the following issues:

Introduction - Mechanic and acoustic oscillators - Electromechanic and electroacoustic oscillations - Electromechanic and electroacoustic analogies -  Electromechanic and electroacoustic transduction - Magnetic-field transducers - Electric-field transducers - The wave equation in fluids - Horn and stepped ducts - Spherical sound sources and line arrays - Piston membranes, diffraction and scattering - Dissipation, reflection and
absorption - Geometric acoustics and diffuse sound fields - Isolation of air- and structure-borne sound - Noise control: a survey - Appendices, e.g, complex notation for sinusoidal signals, power and intensity


Oscillation Wave acoustics noise noise control sound wave equation

Authors and affiliations

  • Jens Blauert
    • 1
  • Ning Xiang
    • 2
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl Allgemeine Elektrotechnik und AkustikUniversität Bochum, Fakultät ElektronikBochumGermany
  2. 2.The School of Architecture TroyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-76346-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-76348-2
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