Computational Atmospheric Acoustics

  • Erik M. Salomons

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  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

Noise from cars, trains, and aeroplanes can be heard at large distances from the source. Accurate predictions of the loudness of the noise require accurate computations of sound propagation in the atmosphere. This book describes models that can be used for these computations. The models take into account complex effects of the atmosphere and the ground surface on sound waves, including the effects of wind and temperature distributions, atmospheric turbulence, irregular terrain, and noise barriers.
The main text of the book focuses on physical effects in atmospheric acoustics. The effects are illustrated by many numerical examples. The main text requires a very limited mathematical background from the reader; detailed mathematical descriptions of the models, developed from the basic principles of acoustics, are presented in appendices. Models for moving media are compared with models that are based on the effective sound speed approach. Both two-dimensional models and three-dimensional models are presented. As meteorological effects play an important role in atmospheric acoustics, selected topics from boundary layer meteorology and the theory of turbulence are also presented.

Keywords

Meteorology Phase acoustics boundary layer computational method distribution noise sound temperature wind

Authors and affiliations

  • Erik M. Salomons
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  1. 1.TNO Institute of Applied PhysicsDelftThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0660-6
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-0390-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0660-6
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