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Sound Environment in Critical Care, 1st ed. 2019

Langue : Anglais

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Couverture de l’ouvrage Sound Environment in Critical Care
This book explores acoustic effects in hospitals, with a particular focus on the critical care environment, where noise is a major problem, and addresses the resulting design issues as part of the optimisation of the overall physical environment. It describes the current acoustic conditions in hospital wards and corridors both theoretically and experimentally by combining a series of field measurements, interviews, questionnaire surveys and computer modelling. The characteristics of typical sound sources and sound fields, verified prediction models, the influence of staff and patient behaviour, and an agent-based acoustic design tool are introduced, helping readers to better understand this fascinating multidisciplinary field.

Fundamentals.- Basic theory of sound.- Sound field in front of a boundary.- Sound in enclosures.- Modelling techniques.- Sound Environment in Hospitals.- Noise in the healthcare environment.- Introduction of critical care.- Noise on patients’ sleep.- Environmental noise and socio-economic factors of hospitals.- Processing of noise map & socio-economic factors.- Sound Environment of the Critical Care Department – Grounded Theory Study.- Grounded theory.- Multi-dependant environment.- Sound Field of Typical Hospital Wards.- Acoustic measurement and simulation methods.- Measurement results.- Simulation results.- Sound Field of U-Shaped Long Space in Hospitals.- Validation of acoustic software.- Parametric study based on computer simulation.- Empirical sound propagation equations.- Sound Power Levels of Typical Medical Equipment.- Measurement methods.- Sound power level of individual equipment.- Sound environment with multiple pieces of equipment.- Behaviour Observation of Major Noi

se Sources.- Noise observation method.- Agent-Based Design Tool of Hospital Acoustic Environment.

Professor Hui Xie obtained his PhD degree in hospital acoustics at the School of Architecture, University of Sheffield. After the completion of his PhD, he worked in Sheffield and Cambridge as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Since 2012, he has been working for Chongqing University under the 100 Talents Plan. His main research interests are architectural acoustics, urban sound environment and soundscape. Till now, he has published more than 30 academic papers, including 13 SCI indexed papers, 8 EI indexed papers, along with 20+ international conference papers. He has been the principal investigator and co-investigator for 15+ research projects funded by EU, UK and China’s research councils. As a Full Member of the Institute of Acoustics (MIOA) and a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), he is the recipient of several academic awards. He has been a consultant for a large number of major acoustics and noise control projects in the EU and China.

Covers both basic concepts of and theoretical methods for hospital acoustics

Provides specific, practical information that can be readily applied to solve real noise problems in the healthcare setting

Includes illustrative case studies detailing odd acoustic problems and unique solutions in hospitals

Serves as both a reference work for researchers and a study text for graduate students

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