Acoustics of Fluid-Structure Interactions by M. S. HoweAcoustics of Fluid-Structure Interactions by M. S. Howe

Acoustics of Fluid-Structure Interactions

byM. S. Howe

Paperback | January 21, 2008

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Acoustics of Fluid-Structure Interactions addresses an increasingly important branch of fluid mechanics--the absorption of noise and vibration by fluid flow. This subject, which offers numerous challenges to conventional areas of acoustics, is of growing concern in places where the environment is adversely affected by sound. Howe presents useful background material on fluid mechanics and the elementary concepts of classical acoustics and structural vibrations. Using examples, many of which include complete worked solutions, he vividly illustrates the theoretical concepts involved. He provides the basis for all calculations necessary for the determination of sound generation by aircraft, ships, general ventilation and combustion systems, as well as musical instruments. Both a graduate textbook and a reference for researchers, Acoustics of Fluid-Structure Interactions is an important synthesis of information in this field. It will also aid engineers in the theory and practice of noise control.
Title:Acoustics of Fluid-Structure InteractionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:572 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.26 inPublished:January 21, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521054281

ISBN - 13:9780521054287


Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Aerodynamic sound in unbounded flows; 3. Sound generation in a fluid with rigid boundaries; 4. Sound generation in a fluid with flexible boundaries; 5. Interaction of sound with solid structures; 6. Resonant and unstable systems; References.

Editorial Reviews

"...provides a very important contribution to this field...Howe, who is an applied mathematician and theorist, does a marvelous job of setting real-world problems in a mathematical framework while, in most cases, offering concise physical interpretations and insights based on the derived solutions." AIAA Journal presenting the equat