Fundamentals Of Sound And Vibration, Second Edition by Frank FahyFundamentals Of Sound And Vibration, Second Edition by Frank Fahy

Fundamentals Of Sound And Vibration, Second Edition

EditorFrank Fahy, David Thompson

Hardcover | April 13, 2015

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A Solid Introduction to Sound and Vibration: No Formal Background Needed

This Second Edition of Fundamentals of Sound and Vibration covers the physical, mathematical and technical foundations of sound and vibration at audio frequencies. It presents Acoustics, vibration, and the associated signal processing at a level suitable for graduate students or practicing engineers with having no prior formal training in the field.

The book is a coherent textbook based on the first semester of the master¿s program in Sound and Vibration Studies at the internationally acclaimed Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the University of Southampton.

New in the Second Edition:

The latest edition has been extensively revised and updated, with a new introductory chapter and new chapters on the measurement of sound and vibration. Other chapters include fundamentals of acoustics, fundamentals of vibration, signal processing, noise control, human response to sound and human response to vibration; many of these have been substantially revised. Example problems and answers for self-study are included.

The revised text:

  • Offers a brief summary on the importance of sound and vibration
  • Considers the vibration of mechanical structures, ranging from simple SDOF models to continuous systems
  • Highlights the aspects of signal processing commonly used for data analysis
  • Addresses engineering noise control, and more

Fundamentals of Sound and Vibration, Second Edition provides you with broad coverage of sound, vibration and signal processing in a single volume, and serves as a reference for both graduate students and practicing engineers.

Frank Fahy retired in 1997 from his post of professor of engineering acoustics in the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) of the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. Professor Fahy played a major role in the development and standardization of the means of measuring the magnitude and direction of energy flow in...
Title:Fundamentals Of Sound And Vibration, Second EditionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:516 pages, 9.2 × 6.3 × 1.3 inPublished:April 13, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415562104

ISBN - 13:9780415562102

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Frank Fahy

Sound and noise


Signal processing and analysis

Experimental methods and equipment

Need for noise and vibration control technology

Challenges of noise and vibration control technology

Can software solve the problem?

An exciting field


Fundamentals of acoustics; David Thompson and Philip Nelson

Introduction to sound

One-dimensional wave equation

Acoustic energy density and intensity

The wave equation in three dimensions

Multipole sources

Enclosed sound fields

Room acoustics

Further reading



Fundamentals of vibration; Brian Mace


Free vibration of an SDOF system

Time-harmonic forced vibration of an SDOF system

Response of an SDOF system to general excitation

Multiple degrees of freedom systems

Forced response of MDOF systems

Continuous systems

Concluding remarks



Fundamentals of signal processing; Joe Hammond and Paul White


Fourier analysis of continuous time signals

Some results in signal and system analysis

Effects of sampling

Random processes

Input¿output relationships and system identification

Random processes and estimation

Concluding remarks



Noise control; David Thompson


Sound sources: categories and characterisation

Noise source quantification

Principles of noise control

Sound radiation from vibrating structures

Sound transmission through partitions

Noise control enclosures

Noise barriers

Sound absorption

Vibration control for noise reduction

Further reading



Human response to sound; Ian Flindell


Auditory anatomy and function

Auditory capabilities and acoustic metrics

Range of noise effects on people


Human responses to vibration; Michael J. Griffin


Measurement of vibration

Whole-body vibration

Motion sickness

Hand-transmitted vibration


Measurement of audio-frequency sound in air; Frank Fahy


Condenser microphone

Preamplifiers and transducer electronic data systems (TEDS)


Specialised microphone applications

Sound level meters and their use

Sound intensity

Applications of sound intensity measurement


Vibration testing; Tim Waters


General test set-up


Using an electrodynamic shaker

Using an instrumented hammer

Editorial Reviews

"¿ a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the fundamental subjects essential for understanding a wealth of sound and vibration problems. This second edition contains substantially revised content when compared with the first edition and also incorporates several completely new chapters."¿Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2016 "¿ a valuable addition to the bookshelf of any academic or student of acoustics."¿Acoustics Bulletin, November/December 2015 "¿ this book is a good starting point for students and professionals approaching the field. ¿ It is quite self-contained and can be used as the main textbook for a one semester undergraduate or initial graduate course."¿European Acoustics Association Newsletter, 2015 "The book is authored by internationally respected academics at ISVR and this in itself is a recommendation. It is excellent as an introductory text in sound and vibration for graduates with sufficient mathematical back-ground. This means that the audience is limited to graduates in mathematics, physics and engineering. Although some of the chapters are related to noise and vibration control it will be more useful to those planning to work in engineering R&D contexts than those planning to work as consultants for example in building acoustics."¿Keith Attenborough, The Open University "¿provides a comprehensive, coherent narrative of the fundamentals of sound and vibration and the associated practitioner-level components, while allowing the reader to delve into each unique topic area in greater detail. It is a well-written text that can serve the graduate-level student as well as provide the practitioner with a relevant and timely reference manual to better understand and deal with the often complicated sound and vibration issues encountered in the real world." ¿Noise Control Engineering Journal