Architectural Acoustics – Marshall Long – 1st Edition


Architectural offers a comprehensive overview of acoustical science at a level suitable for either advanced undergraduate or introductory graduate courses in architectural design and architectural engineering. The text is organized according to how sound interacts with built structures, going from simple geometries through complex building structures. The book begins with a brief but useful history of architecture and the role of acoustics, as well as overview of human perception of, sound, and then progresses through topics ranging from acoustic measurement, metrics and noise, to sound in enclosed spaces, sound in buildings, vibration and vibration isolation, and in mechanical systems.

Architectural also includes more advanced chapters on specific design problems, including treatment of multifamily dwellings, office buildings, sound reinforcement systems, rooms for music, multipurpose rooms, auditoriums, sanctuaries, and studios and listening rooms. Also covered is the theory loudspeaker and sound system modeling as well as in-depth presentation of modeling, ray tracing and auralization.

* Comprehensive guide to the basics of acoustical science and its applications to architectural design.
* Author is renowned expert engaged in acoustical for 20 years
* Covers the latest regulations and health and safety research related to sound inside and outside of buildings.

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Table of Contents

Historical Introduction
Fundamentals of Acoustics
Human Perception and Reaction to Sound
Acoustic Measurements and Noise Metrics
Environmental Noise
Wave Acoustics
Sound and Solid Surfaces
Sound in Enclosed Spaces
Sound Transmission Loss
Sound Transmission in Buildings
Vibration and Vibration Isolation
Noise Transmission in Floor Systems
Noise in Mechanical Systems
Sound Attenuation in Ducts
Design and Construction of Multifamily Dwellings
Design and Construction of Office Buildings
Design of Rooms for Speech
Sound Reinforcement Systems
Design of Rooms for Music
Design of Multipurpose Auditoria and Sanctuaries
Design of Studios and Listening Rooms
Acoustic Modeling, Ray Tracing, and Auralization

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