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Sound and Vibration Control

  • Frederick S. Merritt
  • James Ambrose

Abstract

Sound and vibration control, with HVAC and lighting, are parts of the environmental control systems of a building. Vibrations are undesirable. Some sounds also are objectionable, because they interfere with communication or the enjoyment of quiet or of music, or because they are meaningless or distracting. Such unwanted sounds are called noise. In contrast, certain sounds are necessary for communication or are desirable, because, as in the case of music, they produce pleasing sensations. Sounds useful for communication or for music are called signals.

Keywords

Intensity Level Sound Source Vibration Control Sound Absorption Sound Intensity 
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References

  1. B. Stein et al., Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, 7th ed. Wiley, New York, 1986.Google Scholar
  2. L. Beranek, Noise and Vibration Control, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1971.Google Scholar
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  1. L. Beranek, Noise and Vibration Control, McGraw-Hill New York, 1971.Google Scholar
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References

  1. R. Jones, Noise and Vibration Control in Buildings, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1984.Google Scholar
  2. B. Stein et al., Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, 7th ed., Wiley, New York, 1986.Google Scholar

General References and Sources for Additional Study

  1. B. Stein et al., Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, 7th ed., Wiley, New York, 1986.Google Scholar
  2. L. Beranek, Noise and Vibration Control, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1971.Google Scholar
  3. R. Jones, Noise and Vibration Control in Buildings, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1984.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Van Nostrand Reinhold 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frederick S. Merritt
    • 1
  • James Ambrose
    • 2
  1. 1.West Palm BeachUSA
  2. 2.University of Southern CaliforniaUSA

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