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Royston, Herts, United Kingdom, 2012/10/12 - A new book entitled ‘Noise Mapping in the EU: Models and Procedures’ has been published, containing a chapter written by Brüel & Kjær’s Application Specialist Douglas Manvell - BKsv.com.
It shows how to integrate data with geographical information systems, improve accuracy in model and prediction software - and assess different methods and descriptors for evaluating annoyance and noise exposure.
The chapter written by Douglas Manvell - called ‘Maps and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Noise Mapping’ - gives an overview of the state-of-the-art and offers advice, and also contains examples of solutions and components provided by Brüel & Kjær to our customers.
The book provides a comprehensive reference guide for students, researchers, acoustics consultants, and environmental agencies. It features 18 chapters in total, all written by European experts.
Strategic noise maps are now required in the European Union for all population centers of more than 250,000 inhabitants, as well as for major roads, railways, and airports, and are becoming required for urban areas with over 100,000 people.
The book can be purchased online from Amazon and other retailers. For more information, see the book’s website.
About Brüel & Kjær
Brüel & Kjær (bksv.com) is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of sound and vibration measurement systems. Brüel & Kjær helps its customers measure and manage the quality of sound and vibration in their products and in the environment. Focus areas are aerospace, space, defence, automotive, ground transportation, airport environment, urban environment, telecom, and audio.
Brüel & Kjær has an unparalleled portfolio of sound and vibration equipment, and is a renowned deliverer of innovative instrumentation, including sound level meters, microphones, accelerometers, conditioning amplifiers, calibrators, noise and vibration analysers and software.
Brüel & Kjær also runs a variety of training courses, from basic introductions to noise and its effects to more specialised classes teaching customers how to get the most out of their equipment. Free, online training courses - conducted by our expert engineers - run throughout the year too. For all course registration details visit bksv.com/courses.
Brüel & Kjær is a subsidiary of UK-based Spectris plc (spectris.com) which has annual sales of £1.1bn and employs around 7,500 people worldwide across its four business segments.