Noise and Vibration Control in the Built Environment by Jian KangNoise and Vibration Control in the Built Environment by Jian Kang

Noise and Vibration Control in the Built Environment

Guest editorJian Kang

Paperback | May 26, 2017

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With global urbanization rapidly rising and the increasing need of high-quality built environments, the requirement of achieving improved sound quality, both for outdoor and indoor environments, has received a lot of attention. This Special Issue collection reflects the current state of the art, with 12 papers covering environmental acoustics; the influence of soundscapes on people’s behavior; soundscape pleasantness estimation; tranquility; perceived quality of sonic environments; sound and vibration-related health complaints concerning tramways; and the disturbance of construction machines; as well as in building and room acoustics, including natural ventilation-enabling façade noise control devices; the effect of external shading devices; rating method of airborne sound insulation; water supply and drainage noise, and the effect of diffusive surfaces in auditoria. Some papers cover research on the engineering aspects of sound and vibration, such as sound propagation and noise control techniques, as well as perception aspects of sound, such as indoor acoustic comfort and environmental soundscapes. The book is prefaced by Prof. S Wu, entitled ‘Sustainable Urban Sound Environment’.

Title:Noise and Vibration Control in the Built EnvironmentFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:188 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.51 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 0.51 inPublished:May 26, 2017Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:303842420X

ISBN - 13:9783038424208

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Table of Contents

1) An Experimental Study on the Influence of Soundscapes on People’s Behaviour in an Open Public Space
2) Global and Continuous Pleasantness Estimation of the Soundscape Perceived during Walking Trips through Urban Environments
3) The Personal Viewpoint on the Meaning of Tranquility Affects the Appraisal of the Urban Park Soundscape
4) Personality Traits Bias the Perceived Quality of Sonic Environments
5) Analysis of Psychoacoustic and Vibration-Related Parameters to Track the Reasons for Health Complaints after the Introduction of New Tramways
6) Validation of a Numerical Model for the Prediction of the Annoyance Condition at the Operator Station of Construction Machines
7) A Review on Natural Ventilation-enabling Façade Noise Control Devices for Congested High-Rise Cities
8) A Psychoacoustic Investigation on the Effect of External Shading Devices on Building Facades
9) Advanced Rating Method of Airborne Sound Insulation
10) Field Measurements of Water Supply and Drainage Noise in the Bathrooms of Korea’s Multi-Residential Buildings
11) Effects of the Distance from a Diffusive Surface on the Objective and Perceptual Evaluation of the Sound Field in a Small Simulated Variable-Acoustics Hall