New acoustics, selected topics

New acoustics, selected topics

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This book presents a collection of lectures given during the academic year 2000-2001 at the Instituto de Acústica CSIC to commerate the 25th Anniversary of its official foundation as a Research Institute. They represent a good selection of the topics of current interest in emerging fields of Acoustics (Buildings Acoustics and Active Noise Control), Ultrasonic (Medical Therapy, Transducers and High Power Untrasound), Physical Acoustic (Shallow Water Acoustic and Nonlinear Acoustic) and Numerical Acoustic. The contributions generally combine elements of a review with recently obtained results, giving the reader an insight into the up-to date status.
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Foreword.- HISTORICAL OUTLINE.- The evolution of acoustics in Spain.- TOPICS OF THE NEW ACOUSTICS.- Image-guided acoustic hemostasis.- Numerical modeling of sonic and ultrasonic devices.- Building acoustics in the new century: improving insulation quality by simulating sound transmission for building designs.- A new approach to ultrasounds generation: the capacitive micromachined transducers.- High powered ultrasound in physical and chemical processing.- Model based correlators; interesting cases in under-water acoustics.- Some contemporary aspects of the theory of nonlinear acoustics and their application.- Active noise control: past, present and future.
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