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Noise Engineering


Articles
  • [Periodical Article]

    Technology for a Quieter America (editorial)

    Editor’s Note Noise is a problem in our society, as well as a global environmental problem, that has significant adverse effects on health and the quality of life. Today, there is a substantial gap between the present level of noise and a reasonably quiet environment—in cities, ... Read More

    Author: George C. Maling Jr.

    Noise Engineering

    Release date: Fall 2007

    Volume: 37

    Number: 3

  • [Periodical Article]

    Noise as a Technological and Policy Challenge

    Noise can be controlled at the source, along its path, or at the location of the receiver. The Source-Path-Receiver Model For a systems approach to the technological issues of noise reduction, the source-path-receiver model, which has been in use for many years, can provide a helpful ... Read More

    Author: William W. Lang and George C. Maling Jr.

    Noise Engineering

    Release date: Fall 2007

    Volume: 37

    Number: 3

  • [Periodical Article]

    Designing Quiet Products

    New technologies can lead to quieter mechanisms and materials or unexpected, unpleasant sounds. Sounds made by products can be either pleasing or annoying. Sounds are pleasing when expectations are met and the decision to acquire the product is reinforced (e.g., the familiar sound of a car ... Read More

    Author: Richard H. Lyon and David L. Bowen

    Noise Engineering

    Release date: Fall 2007

    Volume: 37

    Number: 3

  • [Periodical Article]

    Perception-Based Engineering: Integrating Human Responses into Product and System Design

    Product-design engineers should be educated in measuring and analyzing how people perceive noise. Engineered systems produce both wanted and unwanted products. For example, a computer printer produces text and images but also produces noise in the process. Yet, in the printer-design ... Read More

    Author: Patricia Davies

    Noise Engineering

    Release date: Fall 2007

    Volume: 37

    Number: 3

  • [Periodical Article]

    Challenges and Promises in Mitigating Transportation Noise

    Noise is a major driver in the design and operation of transportation systems. There are only a few places in the United States where transportation noise is not noticeable. 1 Figure 1 shows the results of an analysis estimating the percentage of each county in the United States where ... Read More

    Author: Ian A. Waitz, Robert J. Bernhard, and Carl E. Hanson

    Noise Engineering

    Release date: Fall 2007

    Volume: 37

    Number: 3

  • [Periodical Article]

    Engineering Controls for Reducing Workplace Noise

    When purchasing equipment, industry leaders often fail to take into account the risk to hearing. Millions of workers in the United States are exposed to sound levels that are likely to cause permanent hearing loss, even though many of them wear hearing-protection devices. Many people do not ... Read More

    Author: Robert D. Bruce

    Noise Engineering

    Release date: Fall 2007

    Volume: 37

    Number: 3