STP692: Aircraft Noise-Induced Building Vibrations

    Stephens, DG
    Head, Noise Effects Branch and leader, Noise Transmission Group, Noise Effects Branch, Acoustics and Noise Reduction Division, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va.

    Mayes, WH
    Head, Noise Effects Branch and leader, Noise Transmission Group, Noise Effects Branch, Acoustics and Noise Reduction Division, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va.

    Pages: 12    Published: Jan 1979


    Abstract

    Community noise surveys have often identified building vibration as a source of annoyance in airport communities. Most recently, concern for building vibration has been associated with the introduction of the Concorde supersonic transport into the United States because of the relatively high levels of noise. The objective of this paper is to describe a study of building vibration resulting from aircraft and non-aircraft events in the vicinity of Dulles and John F. Kennedy International Airports. The measurement, quantification, and assessment of the noise and the associated vibration of windows, walls, and floors are described for several homes. Results include relationships between aircraft noise and building vibration and between vibration and human response. Comparisons of building vibration data with existing criteria for building damage and human response are also included.

    Keywords:

    aircraft noise, building vibrations, building vibration criteria


    Paper ID: STP35970S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E33.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP35970S


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