- Marshall Long, Marshall Long Acoustics
Architectural Acoustics presents a comprehensive technical overview of the field at a level suitable for working practitioners as well as advanced undergraduate or introductory graduate architecture or engineering course. The book is structured as a logical progression through acoustic interactions. Beginning with an architectural history, it reviews the fundamentals of acoustics, human perception and reaction to sound, acoustic noise measurements and noise metrics, and environmental noise. It then moves into wave acoustics, sound and solid surfaces, sound in enclosed spaces, sound transmission loss, sound transmission in buildings, vibration and vibration isolation, noise transmission in floor systems, noise in mechanical systems, and sound attenuation in ducts. Chapters on specific design problems follow including treatment of multifamily dwellings, office buildings, rooms for speech, sound reinforcement systems, rooms for music, multipurpose rooms, auditoriums, sanctuaries, and studios and listening rooms. While providing a thorough overview of acoustics, it also includes the theory of loudspeaker systems and sound system modeling as well as an in-depth presentation of computer modeling, ray tracing and auralization. It will be particularly beneficial for architects and engineers working in fields where speech intelligibility, music appreciation, and noise isolation are critical.
Architects and architectural students, Acoustical Engineers, Structural Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Environmental Engineers
Hardbound, 872 Pages
Published: January 2006
Imprint: Academic Press
A very comprehensive compendium of information that would be a valuable resource for an acoustical consultant. For me the major feature of Architectural Acoustics is the comprehensive range of useful information compiled into one book. The book is a valuable new contribution and seems to be a bargain for the immense amount of material it includes. John Bradley, Institute for Research in Construction, Journal Acoustical Society America, July 2006 Marshall Longs new book is a welcome addition to the general acoustical iterations as well as to the desktop reference collection of practicing acousticians. It is voluminous, full of clear figures, and written in a rigorous but comfortable style. Long is an established consultant in Los Angeles with a thirty year plus practice in most aspects of architectural and structural acoustics. In this book he literally pours forth the broad extent and depth of his knowledge. John Eargle, J. Audio Eng. Soc., Vol 54, No. 7/8. 2006 July/August This is one of those useful compilation books which collate information from many other texts, resulting in the typical response to a design office query: Its probably in Marshall Long. This will be a very useful reference book by industry practitioners and a readable and informative student text. Its main value is painstakingly bringing together much useful data and knowledge from a multitude of reputable sources. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 22 December 2006
- 1. Historical Introduction2. Fundamentals of Acoustics3. Human Perception and Reaction to Sound4. Acoustic Measurements and Noise Metrics5. Environmental Noise6. Wave Acoustics7. Sound and Solid Surfaces8. Sound in Enclosed Spaces9. Sound Transmission Loss10. Sound Transmission in Buildings11. Vibration and Vibration Isolation12. Noise Transmission in Floor Systems13. Noise Generation in Mechanical Systems14. Sound Transmission in Ducts15. Design Construction and Residential Buildings16. Design of Rooms for Unamplified Speech17. Sound System Design18. Design of Auditoria and Sanctuaries19. Design of Studios and Listening Rooms20. Concert Hall Design21. Acoustic Modeling, Ray Tracing, and Auralization.