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Acoustics: basic physics, theory and methods by Paul Filippi, Aime Bergassoli, Dominique Habault, Jean

By Paul Filippi, Aime Bergassoli, Dominique Habault, Jean Pierre Lefebvre

The publication is dedicated to the very foundation of acoustics and vibro-acoustics. The physics of the phenomena, the analytical tools and the trendy numerical concepts are offered in a concise shape. Many examples illustrate the elemental difficulties and predictions (analytic or numerical) and are usually in comparison to experiments. a few emphasis is wear the mathematical instruments required by means of rigorous idea and trustworthy prediction methods.

  • A series of sensible difficulties, which mirror the content material of every chapter
  • Reference to the key treatises and primary contemporary papers
  • Current computing thoughts, utilized in challenge solving

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R i I 5O 40 \ 30 I I I -]I I I I I I \ 20 10 I I 10 I -q- -%___ 7- 30 I I I I I J X1 40 I I 50 ~(~) 10 20 50 100 rq _L 20 ! 200 500 1000 2000 I I 5000 (H~) Fig. 1. Delany and Bazley's model of impedance: real and imaginary parts of ~ as a function of frequency (s = 300). 47 CHAPTER 2. 12) with a = 1,/3 = 0 ~ Neumann boundary condition a = 0,/3 = 1 --* Dirichlet boundary condition a = 1,/3 # 0 ~ Robin boundary condition When the boundary is composed of several panels with different homogeneous materials, the coefficients a and /3 are piecewise constant functions.

Oo 62 ACOUSTICS: BASIC PHYSICS, THEORY AND METHODS ~(q) -),+ ~(q) Fig. 3. Integration contours for the inverse Laplace transforms.

Acoustic pressures are also given in decibels (dB) with respect to the reference pressure level and denoted SPL (sound pressure level): SPL ( d B ) - 20 log ( p A / p ~ ) . For a plane wave, the two measures are identical: IL = SPL. One may note that 20 dB is the noise level of a studio room, 40 dB the level of a normal conversation, 60 dB the level of an intense conversation, 90 dB the level of a symphony orchestra, 100 dB the noise level of a pneumatic drill at 2 m, 120 dB the noise level of a jet engine at 10 m, and 130-140 dB the pain threshold for the human ear.

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