Engineering noise control, theory and practice by David A. Bies, Colin H. Hansen

By David A. Bies, Colin H. Hansen

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62) Note that for a plane wave, the pressure and particle velocity are related by u(t) ' p(t) / ρ c , and the total time averaged energy density is then: ψ ' ¢ p 2(t) ¦ ρc 2 where the brackets, + ,, in the equation indicate the time average. 7 SOUND INTENSITY Sound waves propagating through a fluid result in a transmission of energy. The time averaged rate at which the energy is transmitted is the acoustic intensity. This is a vector quantity, as it is associated with the direction in which the energy is being transmitted.

This is a vector quantity, as it is associated with the direction in which the energy is being transmitted. This property makes sound intensity particularly useful in many acoustical applications. 5. Other uses include identifying noise sources on items of equipment, measuring sound transmission loss of building partitions, measuring impedance and sound-absorbing properties of materials and evaluating flanking sound transmission in buildings. Here, discussion is restricted to general principles and definitions, and the introduction of the concepts of instantaneous intensity and time average intensity.

The potential function may be either real or complex and most importantly it provides a means for determining both the acoustic pressure and the particle velocity by simple differentiation. 244), which follows, where the coordinate, x, is along the centre-line (axis) of a hole. 12) a third term on the right side of the equation given in the reference has been omitted as it is inversely proportional to the square of the phase speed and thus in the cases considered here it is negligible. 4 WAVE EQUATION In the previous section it was postulated that an acoustic potential function, φ, may be defined which by simple differentiation provides solutions for the wave equation for the particle velocity, u , and acoustic pressure, p.

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