Noise-Controlling Casings offers a range of feasible noise-controlling strategies for different kinds of devices generating excessive noise. Depending on the required performance and the availability of energy sources, three solution categories are presented: passive (no external energy is needed, but performance is limited), semi-active (little energy is needed, but performance achieves higher values) and active (best performance, but an external energy source is needed). Two very important benefits of these proposed solutions are global noise reduction (in an entire enclosure or the surrounding space) and compact technology (contrary to other active noise control solutions requiring a large number of secondary sources and distributed sensors). Many of the solutions presented are original approaches by the authors, their own developed concepts and new elements and designs that have gained recognition in prestigious journals. The book provides a theoretical background to the research, looking at system configurations, mathematical modelling, signal processing implementation and numerical analysis.
The proposed ideas can be applied to any devices provided they have casings of thin walls or they can be enclosed by casings of thin walls. Applications include industrial devices, household appliances, vehicle or aircraft cabins and more.
This book will be of interest to professionals and students in the fields of acoustics, vibration, signal processing, control, automotive and aircraft engineering.