Here are some books where you can find useful data, illustration, valuable bibliography.
- Smith MJT. Aircraft Noise, Cambridge Aerospace Series, Cambridge
Univ. Press, 1989.
Review: A comprehensive engineering book, ideal reference to start
from. I found it satisfying to read, from the human reaction to noise.
It includes a detailed discussion on noise sources (powerplants,
fuselage, propellers, turbines, etc.), data acquisition and performance
prediction, sonic boom. It also reports extensive data of aircraft
certified noise level. Recommended.
- Godlstein ME. Aeroacoustics, McGraw-Hill, 1976.
Review: A complementary book to Smith’s (see above). This text is a
fundamental theoretical book that explains the physics and provides
a correct formulation of the governing equations. There is a disussion
of aerodynamic sound, effecs of solid boundaries, uniform and non uniform
- Dowling, A. & Ffwocs-Williams, J. Sound and Sources of Sound, Ellis Horwood (1983), ISBN 0853125279.
Review: This book contains some fundamental discussion of important
problems in acoustics: Characteristics of sound, three-dimensional
waves, waves in
pipes and tubes, resonators, reverberant chambers, sound field of
moving sourcs, flow-induced vibrations and instability. Very
good teaching and engineering resource.
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