Noise in transport, building and the environment

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The book proposes a popularisation of science in order to make the understanding of noise perceived in transport, building and the environment accessible to all populations. Noise, known as noise nuisance and noise pollution, is a neglected and underestimated enemy that comes from mobile (Vehicles, Trams, Metro, Trains and Airplanes) and static (Construction, Bars, Discotheques, Equipments, Concerts, Neighbourhoods, Human or Industrial Activity) sound sources.



Noise negatively affects the health and activities of local residents. Randomly, it also undermines the peace and quiet of the population and can devalue their property. The world is changing, with people from rural or remote areas migrating to cities, resulting in a high concentration of people in urban areas. As a result of the construction of railways, airports, roads and motorways, exposure to noise and noise pollution from various types of traffic will be recurrent. These two noise problems (noise nuisance and noise pollution) are similarly posed throughout the world.


Noise pollution due to the noise emitted by cars disturbs populations

In fact, streets and roads link the whole territory, while only those living near railways and airport areas are hindered by trains or planes. A plane disturbs local residents, regardless of the airport from which it takes off. It is true that urban planning and the insulation of buildings are better controlled in some countries. This is why not only the mechanisms or phenomena that generate noise are being developed, but also the usefulness of acoustics in helping to understand and reduce it.

Acoustics and its coupling with vibration, absent in the faculties

Acoustics and its coupling with vibration, aerodynamics and electromagnetism are sometimes absent in some faculties, engineering schools, organizations or local entities. Thus, the use of acoustics and its coupling with the above disciplines has been developed to understand and identify noise from various sound sources (see above). Intelligence techniques offering good prospects for the identification of abnormal sounds in vehicles, equipment or in the environment have been developed.

The origin of a noise and its characteristics is not easy to understand or diagnose.

Thus, this book helps to understand the phenomena that generate perceived noise in transport, buildings and the environment, to know and identify certain defects likely to generate noise and vibration, to know the harmful effects of noise and vibration on human health and equipment, to know the acoustic solutions that help to understand and model and reduce noise, and/or attenuate vibrations, to know the intelligence techniques that can help to automatically identify abnormal sounds in a vehicle or to locate sound sources in the environment.

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3 reviews for Bruit dans les transports, le bâtiment et l’environnement

  1. 5 out of 5


    Un livre qui saura plaire a l’ingénieur comme à l’étudiant, curieux d’en appendre plus sur différents phénomènes acoustiques. Une écriture dynamique, des principes parfois complexes illustrés par des schémas pertinents. Du beau travail.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Wankoue Clotilde

    Profanes et experts y trouveront leur compte, Merci Terence pour ces connaissances que tu as bien voulu transmettre au monde entier à travers ce livre .

  3. 5 out of 5

    Orel MEVA’A

    Merci de partager cette passion pour l’acoustique et la vibroacoustique. Le livre se lit très agréablement et les concepts sont suffisamment vulgarisés. À quand le Tome II ?

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Thank you Terence for your beautiful and easily affordable book, which combines the useful with the pleasant for both the layman and the professional.

Serge Léwy

A truly amazing and breathtaking trip, delivered in a fantastic way. One of the best books of the year.

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