Handbook of Acoustical Measurements and Noise Control, Third Edition

Cyril M. Harris, Editor

Originally published in 1991; Reprinted in 1997

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1. Introduction
Cyril M. Harris, Ph.D., Charles Batchelor Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027

Chapter 2. Definitions, Abbreviations, and Symbols
Cyril M. Harris, Ph.D., Charles Batchelor Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027

Chapter 3. Sound Propagation in the Open Air
Joseph E. Piercy, Ph.D.
Gilles A. Daigle, Ph.D.
Acoustics and Signal Processing, Institute for Microstructural Sciences, National Research Council, Ottawa, ON K1A OR6, Canada

Chapter 4. Sound in Enclosed Spaces
Cyril M. Harris, Ph.D., Charles Batchelor Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027

Chapter 5. Acoustical Measurement Instruments
Daniel L. Johnson, Ph.D., Director, Biophysics Operations, EG&G Special Projects, Albuquerque, NM 87119
Alan H. Marsh, DyTec Engineering, Inc., Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Cyril M. Harris, Ph.D., Charles Batchelor Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027

Chapter 6. Vibration Measuring Instruments
Robert B. Randall, B. Tech., B.A., Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales, Kensington, N.S.W. 2033, Australia

Chapter 7. Vibration Transducers
Eldon E. Eller, Senior Project Engineer
Robert M. Whittier, Director, Research and Development
Endevco Corp. (a subsidiary of Allied Signal Aerospace Corp.), San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Chapter 8. Acoustical and Vibration Analysis
Robert B. Randall, B. Tech., B.A., Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales, Kensington, N.S.W. 2033, Australia

Chapter 9. Noise Measurement Techniques
John R, Hassall M. Sc., Brel and Kjaer, Naerum DK-2850, Denmark

Chapter 10. Vibration Measurement Techniques
Cyril M. Harris, Ph.D., Charles Batchelor Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027

Chapter 11. Sound Levels and Their Measurement
David M. Yeager, Ph.D., P.E., Advisory Engineer, IBM Acoustics Lab, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Alan H. Marsh, DyTec Engineering, Inc., Huntington Beach, CA 92649

Chapter 12. Measurement of Sound Exposure and Noise Dose
Alan H. Marsh, DyTec Engineering, Inc., Huntington Beach, CA 92649
William V. Richings, Consultant, Chalfont, St. Peter, Buckinghamshire SL9 0JJ, United Kingdom

Chapter 13. Measurement of Sound Power
William W. Lang, Ph.D., P.E , Program Manager, IBM Corporation, Poughkeepsie, NY 12602

Chapter 14. Measurement of Sound Intensity
Malcolm J. Crocker, Ph.D., University Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849

Chapter 15. Measurement Standards and Test Codes
William W. Lang, Ph.D., P.E. Program Manager
Matthew A. Nobile, Ph.D., Acoustical Engineer
IBM Corporation, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Chapter 16. Effects of Noise and Reverberation on Speech
Harry Levitt, Ph. D., Distinguished Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Center for Research in Speech and Hearing Sciences, City University of New York, New York, NY 10036
John C. Webster, Ph.D., Consultant, Spencerport, NY 14559

Chapter 17. Hearing Characteristics
Arnold M. Small, Jr., Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Speech Pathology and Audiology and of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242
Robert S. Gales, Consultant, formerly Head, Airborne Acoustics Branch, Naval Ocean Systems Center, San Diego, CA 92109

Chapter 18. Hearing Loss from Noise Exposure
William Melnick, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210

Chapter 19. Hearing Evaluation
Maurice H. Miller, Ph.D., Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, New York University; Chief, Center for Communications Disorders, Lenox Hill Hospital New York, NY 10021
Laura Ann Wilber, Ph.,D., Professor of Audiology and Hearing Impairment, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208

Chapter 20. Hearing Loss; Legal Liability
Allen L. Cudworth, Sc.D., Vice President, Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., Boston, MA 02117

Chapter 21. Hearing Protection Devices
Charles W. Nixon, Ph.D., Chief, Bioacoustics and Biocommunications, Armstrong Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH 45433
Elliott H. Berger, M.S. Manager, Acoustical Engineering, Cabot Safety Corp., Indianapolis, IN 46268

Chapter 22. Hearing Conservation Programs
Larry E. Royster, Ph.D., Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695
Julia Doswell Royster, Ph.D., President, Environmental Noise Consultants, Inc., Raleigh, NC 27622

Chapter 23. Noise-Induced Annoyance of Individuals and Communities
Sanford Fidell, Lead Scientist, BBN Systems & Technologies (a division of Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc.), Canoga Park, CA 91304
David M. Green, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611

Chapter 24. Human Performance and Noise
Dylan M. Jones, Ph.D., University Reader, School of Psychology, University of Wales College at Cardiff, Cardiff, CF1 3YG, United Kingdom
Donald E. Broadbent, C.B.E., Sc.D., F.R.S., External Staff, Medical Research Council, Department of Experimental Psychology University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 3UD, England

Chapter 25. Physiological Effects of Noise
Gerd Jansen, Dr. Med., Dr. Phil., University Professor of Occupational Medicine, Istitut fr Arbeitmedizin der Universit„t Dsseldorf, Dsseldorf D-4000, Germany

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Chapter 26. Criteria for Noise and Vibration Exposure
Henning E. von Gierke, D. Eng., Director Emeritus, Biodynamics and Engineering Division, Armstrong Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH 45433; Clinical Professor, School of Medicine, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45401
W Dixon Ward, Ph.D., D. Sc., Professor, Departments of Communication Disorders, Otolaryngology and Environmental Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Chapter 27. Vibration Control Principles
Cyril M. Harris, Ph.D.,Charles Batchelor Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027

Chapter 28. Vibration Control Techniques
Eric E. Ungar, Eng., Sc.D., Chief Consulting Engineer, Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA 02138
Douglas H. Sturz, Senior Consultant, Acentech Incorporated (a Bolt Beranek and Newman Company), Cambridge, MA 02140

Chapter 29. Part 1: Types and Characteristics of Vibration Isolators
Romulus H. Racca, Principal Engineer, Barry Wright Corporation, Watertown, MA 02172

Chapter 29. Part 2: Selection and Applications of Vibration Isolators Harry L. Hain, Staff Engineer
John J. Heintzel, Staff Engineer
Charles J. Leingang, Staff Engineer
Lord Corp., Eric, PA 16506

Chapter 30. Sound-Absorptive Materials
Ron Moulder, Principal Research Scientist, Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH 43201

Chapter 31. Airborne Sound Insulation
A.C.C. Warnock, Ph.D., Senior Research Officer
J.D. Quirt, Head
Acoustics Section, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON KIA OR6, Canada

Chapter 32. Structureborne Sound Isolation
Isivan L. Ver, Ph.D., Principal Consultant, Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA 02138
Douglas H. Sturz, Senior Consultant, Acentech Incorporated (a Bolt Beranek and Newman Company), Cambridge, MA 02140

Chapter 33. Noise Control in Buildings
A.C.C. Warnock, Ph.D., Senior Research Officer
J.D. Quirt, Head
Acoustics Section, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON K1A OR6, Canada

Chapter 34. Electric Motor Noise
James B. Moreland, M.B.A., Director, Totl Quality, Westinghouse Science and Technology Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15235
Douglas H. Cashmore, B. Sc. (Hons.), M. Sc., Principal Engineer, Centrilift (a Baker Hughes Company), Claremore, OK 74017

Chapter 35. Transformer Noise
James B. Moreland, M.B.A., Director, Total Quality, Westinghouse Science and Technology Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15235
Ramses S. Girgis, Ph.D., ABB T&D Company, Power Transformer Division, Muncie, IN 47307

Chapter 36. Gear Noise
William D. Mark, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA 02138 (now at Pennsylvania State University, Applied Research Laboratory, University Park, PA 16802)

Chapter 37. Bearing Noise
F.P. Wardle, Ph.D., C. Eng., M.I. Mech, E, RHP Ltd., Bodegraven 2411 PK, The Netherlands

Chapter 38. Measurement and Analysis of Machinery Noise
Richard H. Lyon, Ph.D., President
Richard G. Cann, P.E., Corporate Consultant
David L. Bowen, Senior Consultant
RH Lyon Corp, Cambridge, MA 02138

Chapter 39. Condition Monitoring of Machinery
Joelle Courrech, D. Eng., Senior Applications Engineer, Bruel and Kjaer, Naerum, DK-2850, Denmark

Chapter 40. Control of Machinery Noise
Colin G. Gordon, President, Colin Gordon and Associates, San Mateo, CA 94402
Robert S. Jones, M.E., Acoustical Consultant, Acentech Incorporated, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Chapter 4l. Fan Noise
J. Barrie Graham, P.E., Consultant, Graham Consultants, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Robert M. Hoover, Acoustical Consultant, Hoover & Keith, Inc., Houston, TX 77082

Chapter 42. Noise Control in Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Systems
Robert M. Hoover, Acoustical Consultant, Hoover & Keith, Inc., Houston, TX 77082
Warren E. Blazier, Jr., Principal Consultant, Warren Blazier Associates, Inc., San Francisco, CA 94109

Chapter 43. Noise Control Criteria for Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Systems
Warren E. Blazier, Jr., Principal Consultant, Warren Blazier Associates, Inc., San Francisco, CA 94109

Chapter 44. Ventilating Systems for Small Equipment
George C. Maling, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., Senior Physicist, IBM Corporation, Poughkeepsie, NY 12602
Andrew K, Boggess., Jr., M. Sc., Principal Engineer, EG&G Rotron, Woodstock, NY 12498

Chapter 45. Control of Plumbing Noise in Buildings
John J. Van Houten, P.E., Principal Consultant, J.J. Van Houten & Associates, Inc., Anaheim, CA 92805

Chapter 45. Rail Transportation Noise and Vibration
Carl E. Hanson, Ph.D., Vice President
Hugh J. Saurenman, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Consultant
David A. Towers, P.E., Senior Consultant
Harris Miller Miller & Hansen, Lexington, MA 02173

Chapter 46. Aircraft Noise
John Philip Raaney, Ph.D., P.E., former Head of Aircraft Noise Prediction Office
Jimmy M. Cawthorn, former Aerospace Technologist
NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA 23665

Chapter 47. Highway Noise Prediction and Control
William Bowlby, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235

Chapter 48. Noise Assessment of Building Sites
George E. Winzer, Principal, Winzer Associates, Acoustical & Environmental Consultants, Rockville, MD 20855

Chapter 49. Community Noise Measurements
Dwight E. Bishop, President, Acoustical Analysis Associates, Inc., Canoga Park, CA 9l303
Paul D. Schomer, Ph.D., P.E., Chief-Acoustics/Environmental Noise Research, U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, Champaign, IL 61824

Chapter 50. Noise and the Law
Albert J. Rosenthal, Maurice T. Moore Professor Emeritus of Law and Dean Emeritus of Law, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027

Chapter 51. Aircraft Noise Litigation: Case Law Review
Ricarda L. Bennett, J.D., Attorney-at-Law; Principal, Heliport Consultants, Westlake Village, CA 91361
Gary Hoover, J.D., Gatzke, Mispagel & Dillon, Carlbad, CA 92009 (now Assistant District Attorney, County of San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101)

Chapter 52. Aircraft Noise Regulation
Richard J Linn, Senior Coordinator, Environmental Planning, American Airlines, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, TX 75261
Richard N. Tedrick, Ph.D., Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, DC 20591

Chapter 53. Environmental Impact Statements
Henning E. von Gierke, D. Eng., Director Emeritus, Biodynamics and Engineering Division, Armstrong Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH 45433; Clinical Professor, School of Medicine, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45401
Kenneth M. Eldred, Director, Ken Eldred Engineering, Concord, MA 01742
Robert K. Break, J.D., Partner, Latham & Watkins, Attorneys, Costa Mesa, CA 92626


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