Predicting Outdoor Sound
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Predicting Outdoor Sound by Keith Attenborough
Book DescriptionPredicting Outdoor Sound provides a scholarly yet practical examination of the phenomena that affect outdoor sound close to the ground and its prediction. It is devoted to bringing together theories and data to give both researchers and practitioners the basis for deciding which model to use in a given situation. The book covers recent advances in theory, new and old empirical schemes, available data and comparisons between theory and data. Detailed case studies of predictions and their uses are presented. There are chapters on ground impedance models and data, methods of measuring ground impedance, ground effects in homogenous atmospheres, sound propagation in refracting and turbulent atmospheres, sound propagation from moving sources, the performance of outdoor noise barriers, the effects of tall vegetation and both numerical and empirical methods for predicting the various influences on outdoor sound. International in its applications, and written by authors who have been key in many of the recent advances, Predicting Outdoor Sound is a definitive reference for the acoustic engineer.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780419235101
(234mm x 156mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Spon Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Keith Attenborough
Acoustics in Moving Inhomogeneous Media, Hardback (December 1997)» View all books by Keith Attenborough
This is the first book to offer a complete and rigorous study of sound propagation and scattering in moving media that have regular and random inhomogeneities in adiabatic sound speed, density and medium velocity. The book is an invaluable resource
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Author Biography - Keith Attenborough
The authors have had extensive experience of research and consultancy in outdoor sound prediction and measurement. Between them they have published and presented over 200 relevant papers and conference contributions working together and individually.
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