ASHRAE - FUNDAMENTALS IP CH 7
Sound and Vibration
|Publication Date:||1 January 2005|
IF fundamental principles of sound and vibration control are applied in the design, installation, and use of HVAC and refrigeration systems, suitable levels of noise and vibration can be achieved with a high probability of user acceptance. This chapter introduces these fundamental principles, including characteristics of sound, basic definitions and terminology, human response to sound, acoustic design goals, and vibration isolation fundamentals. Chapter 47 of the 2003 ASHRAE Handbook - HVAC Applications and the references at the end of this chapter contain technical discussions, tables, and design examples helpful to HVAC designers.