J. Stuart Bolton, “Future trends in noise control technology,” 176th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and 2018 Acoustics Week in Canada, Victoria, British Columbia, November 2018. Paper 2aNS1, Session: Emerging Technologies for Noise Control (Invited by Kirill Horoshenkov and Ning Xiang). Abstract published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 144(3) Pt. 2, p. 1754, 2018.


Although acoustics plays an important role in noise control, noise control is arguably more difficult than acoustics owing to the constraints that are usually imposed on noise control solutions by manufacturers. That is, ideally, noise control solutions should occupy no space, weigh nothing, cost nothing, not impact the operation of the device being treated, and remain effective for 20 years without maintenance. Hence, identifying effective noise control solutions is a challenging, multidimensional problem. In this presentation, future trends and opportunities in noise control will be highlighted in four categories: targets, measurement techniques, predictive tools, and noise control methods and materials.


Noise control, Future trends


Acoustics and Noise Control

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