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 and architectural . The text is organized according to how sound interacts with built structures, going from simple geometries through complex . The book begins with a brief but useful history of and the role of acoustics, as well as overview of human perception of, sound, and then progresses through topics ranging from acoustic , noise metrics and environmental noise, to sound in enclosed spaces, sound transmission in buildings, and isolation, and noise in systems.

Architectural Acoustics also includes more advanced chapters on specific design problems, 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 systems and sound modeling as well as in-depth presentation of computer 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 engineering for 20 years
* Covers the latest environmental regulations and health and safety research related to sound inside and outside of buildings.

Table of Content

  1. Historical Introduction

  2. Fundamentals of Acoustics

  3. Human Perception and Reaction to Sound

  4. Acoustic Measurements and Noise Metrics

  5. Environmental Noise

  6. Wave Acoustics

  7. Sound and Solid Surfaces

  8. Sound in Enclosed Spaces

  9. Sound Transmission Loss

  10. Sound Transmission in Buildings

  11. Vibration and Vibration Isolation

  12. Noise Transmission in Floor Systems

  13. Noise in Mechanical Systems

  14. Sound Attenuation in Ducts

  15. Design and Construction of Multifamily Dwellings

  16. Design and Construction of Office Buildings

  17. Design of Rooms for Speech

  18. Sound Reinforcement Systems

  19. Design of Rooms for Music

  20. Design of Multipurpose Auditoria and Sanctuaries

  21. Design of Studios and Listening Rooms

  22. Acoustic Modeling, Ray Tracing, and Auralization

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