ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECT OF CONCORDE AIRCRAFT NOISE ON HISTORIC STRUCTURES

Statistical estimates of breakage probabilities from noise-induced vibration were calculated for susceptible structural elements at five historic sites near the proposed subsonic flight path of the Concorde aircraft. The five sites investigated were: Sully Plantation, Chantilly, Va.; Dranesville Tavern, Dranesville, Va.; Broad Run Bridge and Tollhouse, Loudoun County, Va.; Manassas Battlefield Park, Manassas, Va.; and St. George's Church, Hempstead, N. Y. The structural features analyzed included windows, brick chimneys, stone bridge, and a plaster ceiling. The calculated breakage probabilities for these features were generally less than .001 for a year of projected Concorde overflights--considerably below the failure rate that would be expected just from exposure to the weather. The only exception was the probability of breakage of lites of glass at Sully Plantation which were already cracked and are expected to be replaced. The response probability density function technique, used in previous studies of structural response to aircraft noise, was the method of calculation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Booz-Allen Applied Research, Incorporated

    4733 Bethesda Avenue
    Bethesda, MD  United States  20014

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Hershey, R L
    • Kevala, R J
    • Burns, S L
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

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  • Pagination: 78 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093407
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-75-118 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA75WA-3720
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1976 12:00AM