ESTABLISHING NOISE CRITERIA FOR RESIDENTIAL LIVING IN AREAS SURROUNDING COMMERCIAL AVIATION AIRPORTS

This study provides results that contribute to establishment of airport noise levels that are compatible with residential living activities. Community noise simulation systems were placed in the homes of twenty-four families that were not impacted by actual airport noise. Four different airport noise conditions were simulated. Three conditions involved day flights of 150 aircraft with average Noise Exposure Forecast (NEF) values of 36.9, 32.5, and 26.9. The fourth condition added 18 night flights (10:00 PM to 7:00 AM) which resulted in a mean NEF of 32.9. Interference with daily living activities and annoyance responses to the four conditions were obtained. Some of the results and conclusions are presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    MAN-Acoustics and Noise, Incorporated

    2105 North 45th Street
    Seattle, WA  USA  98103

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    ,   USA 
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 73 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094469
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-75-211 Final Rpt., MAN-1011
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA74WAI-439
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM