Noise Control

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Designed to accompany the new Open University course inEnvironmental Monitoring and Protection, this is one of four newtitles which will equip the reader with the tools to undertakeEnvironmental Impact Assessments (EIAs). Used in planning,decision-making and management, EIAs review both the theoreticalprinciples and environmental considerations of engineering andenvironmental projects to help steer fundamental legislation in theright direction. This book will cover the basic principles andconcepts of sound and sound propagation, covering units, criteriaand indices.  It considers noise propagation and attenuation,before leading on to assessment methods for both industrial andtransport noise. It includes models for predicting sound levelsboth indoors and outdoors, and details methods for noise controland abatement.

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Shahram Taherzadeh is a Lecturer in environmental engineering at The Open University, where he is a key member of the Acoustics Research Group. Shahram graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Physics from the University of Essex. He undertook research for a PhD in Acoustics, at The Open University. He is an active researcher, specialising in the modelling of outdoor sound propagation, outdoor noise mitigation methods and interaction of sound with the ground. He is author or co-author of a number of papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. Shahram is involved in teaching noise pollution control to undergraduate and postgraduate students and Finite Element Analysis to Postgraduates. He is an examiner for UK Institute of Acoustic's Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control.
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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Mar 20, 2014
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Pages
208
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ISBN
9781118863855
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Language
English
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Genres
Science / Chemistry / General
Technology & Engineering / Environmental / General
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