“Historically, air movement fan manufactures have competed on cost, with fan efficiency and noise as secondary considerations. In today’s environmentally aware market place fan efficiency and noise have become increasingly important. A quantum-leap in air movement fan technology is needed to increase efficiency whilst simultaneously reducing noise. This edited volume of papers illustrates how to make that leap.”
Mark Stevens, Technical Director, Air Movement and Control Association
How do engineers ensure that their research and development translates into better products, and perhaps more importantly, how can they avoid research that is simply not relevant? How can engineers extract new knowledge from their research in a way that enables them to actually apply that new knowledge?
“Predicting fan noise is not an easy task. The physical mechanisms that underpin fan acoustic emissions are not easily modeled, making the prediction of fan noise challenging. This edited volume systematically characterises the far-field acoustic consequences of near-field flow-field structures. It provides insight into were fan noise comes from, and perhaps more importantly what to do about it.”
Dr. Aldo Rona, Senior Lecturer in Thermofluids, University of Leicester
Passive Noise Control in Industrial Fans answers these questions and more. The editor and authors provide real insight into the reality of what they needed to create and apply new knowledge into the most demanding applications.
Touted by many leaders, both domestically and internationally, this book will appeal to:
Corporate Managers accountable for maintaining a technical lead over competitors.
Senior engineers who are trusted to lead research and development programs.
Junior engineers who wish to learn what it means to develop and apply new technology.
Those within the air movement and control community who wish to gain an insight into how new knowledge is created and put to work.
Those within the wider engineering community who wish to understand how to learn from their research, making their product development more effective.
Those within academia who wish to become more effective at not only creating new knowledge, but putting it to work