Architectural Acoustics Handbook (Information and Communication)

Architectural Acoustics Handbook (Information and Communication)

By: Ning Xiang (editor)Hardback

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This full-colour book contains the state-of-the-art knowledge and latest trends and developments in architectural acoustics research. This reference will play a fundamental role in the sustainable progress of architectural acoustics research and practical applications. World-renowned experts in the field from both the research and consulting communities contributed to the 15 chapters covering a wide range of sub-fields including computational modelling, noise, vibration controls, and environmental acoustics in the built environment and around buildings. With information not found anywhere else, this handbook is geared for architectural acoustics research, education in academia, and practical applications among acoustics consultants and industry engineers. It is divided into two Parts: Architectural Acoustics Essentials and Architectural Acoustics Practice.

About Author

Dr. Ning Xiang earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Ruhr-Universitat Bochum (RUB) in Bochum, Germany. Dr. Xiang was then employed as a project manager and R&D engineer for Head Acoustics, Inc. in Germany and subsequently joined the Fraunhofer-Institute for Building Physics, Stuttgart, as a Research Scientist. From 1998 until 2003, he was a Research Scientist at the National Center for Physical Acoustics and a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Mississippi. Currently, Dr. Xiang is Full Professor and Chair of the Graduate Program in Architectural Acoustics, School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has published three books and more than 300 publications in proceedings and peer-reviewed journals. In 2014, he received the Wallace Clement Sabine Medal from the ASA. He served as the Chair of the Technical Committee on Signal Processing in Acoustics of the ASA from 2012 to 2015, and he has been serving an Associate Editor of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA) for over a decade. He is also an Editorial Board member of ASA-Press.


PART I. Architectural Acoustics Essentials Chapter 1. Computational Modeling of Room Acoustics I: Wave-based ModelingU. Peter Svensson, Jonathan Botts, and Lauri SaviojaChapter 2. Computational Modeling of Room Acoustics II: Geometrical AcousticsU. Peter Svensson, Samuel Siltanen, Lauri Savioja, and Ning XiangChapter 3. Acoustics in Long RoomsJian KangChapter 4. Acoustics in Coupled Volume SystemsNing XiangChapter 5. Advanced Measurements Techniques/Methods in Architectural Acoustics Wolfgang Ahnert and Stefan FeistelChapter 6. Room-Acoustic Energy Decay AnalysisNing XiangChapter7. Sound Insulation in BuildingsCarl HopkinsChapter 8. Auditory Perception in Rooms Jonas Braasch and Jens BlauertChapter 9. AuralizationMichael VorlanderChapter 10. Room-related Sound Representation using LoudspeakersJens Blauert and Rudolf RabensteinChapter 11. Environmental AcousticsJian KangPART II. Architectural Acoustics Practice Chapter 12. Sound System Design and Room AcousticsWolfgang AhnertChapter 13. Noise Control in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Systems Douglas Sturz Chapter 14. Acoustical Design of Worship Spaces Ewart Wetherill Chapter 15. Performing Arts Spaces Prologue Section I: Music Performance Spaces, Ronald McKay Section II: Dramatic Arts Spaces, David Conant Section.III: Music Instruction Spaces, K. Anthony Hoover

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781604270044
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 608
  • ID: 9781604270044
  • ISBN10: 1604270047

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