A complementary metric to define a buffer zone in Brazilian airports

Uma métrica complementar para definir uma zona tampão em aeroporotos brasileiros

The legislation on aircraft noise in Brazil recognizes the DNL (Day-Night Sound Level) metric as the only tool to perform noise airport zoning. This paper examines the importance of adopting an auxiliary metric to characterize the impacts of aircraft noise at a specific building sensitive to noise, especially in analysis of speech interference and sleep disturbance. A complementary measure, LAeq, associated with the Brazilian standard for controlling noise pollution, NBR 10151 (Assessment of noise in inhabited areas, for Community comfort), was used in this work. A control curve based the LAeq and on the standard was created and the buffer area between the control curve and DNL 65dB (A) was the object of study of this work. The results showed a high number of people who are affected by aircraft noise and are despised by the public authorities, only at Congonhas airport this number reaches the mark of 596,808 people. The adoption of complementary metric is intended to assist decision makers in identifying people highly annoyed by aircraft noise, allowing the creation of mitigation measures in the affected areas.


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  • Accession Number: 01531623
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2014 2:13PM