Vibro-Acoustics, Volume 3, 2nd ed.

Vibro-Acoustics, Volume 3, Second Edition
Anders Nilsson and Bilong Liu
Science Press, Beijing and Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, (2016)
275 pp., hardcover, 79.99 USD, ISBN: 978-3-662-47936-0
eBook, 59.99 USD, ISBN: 978-3-662-47937-7

Initially, when this book was given to me for review, I thought that reviewing the third volume without the other two was a mistake. However, once I reviewed it, I found that it can stand alone very well.

There are three volumes in this series. The first two volumes deal with:

  • Introduction to basic concepts and mathematical methods of vibro-acoustics
  • The basis of vibration, structure-borne sound, and acoustics
  • The subjects of vibro-acoustics step by step, from simple one-degree-of-freedom systems to more complex ones
  • Illustrations of the fundamental theories with verifications by laboratory and field measurements

The third volume provides problems and solutions for each chapter and serves as both a reference work for researchers and a study text for graduate students. The contents of this book are as follows:

  • Part 1: Problems
  • Part 2: Solutions
  • Part 3: Summary of Results

There are sixteen chapters in Part 1. Each chapter has at least ten problems on fundamentals of acoustics or vibration. The solutions to the problems are given in Part 2. In Part 3, there is a summary of the main results from Volumes 1 and 2 of the series. This last part discusses structural vibrations and acoustics problems and their solutions which serve as the fundamental foundation for most applications, such as dealing with vehicles, ships, interior aircraft noise, and compressor structural vibration.

For undergraduate students, Part 2 of this volume will be helpful for solving the complex vibration and acoustics problems, as well as help in developing an understanding of the concepts for the first time. There are 201 problems with solutions. The more experienced reader can use Part 3 as reference guide to solve more complex real-life problems.

In summary, the approach works well for researchers of all levels of vibro-acoustics since the provided examples cover a full spectrum of applications. This book is effective in weaving those problems into the examples in order to facilitate a successful application of vibro-acoustics.

I recommend this book because it is an easy reference book to use. Vibro-Acoustics, V3, earns a place in my library between my copies of Blevin’s Formulas for Natural Frequency and Mode Shape and Kinsler et al.’s Fundamentals of Acoustics.

Parag H. Mathuria
Carrier Corporation
East Syracuse, NY, USA