PRELIMINARY DESIGN CHARTS FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF AIRPORT NOISE NUISANCE

A preliminary design guide to assist planners, or cost benefit studies, in the initial siting of an airport relative to a city center is described. The U.S. Department Housing and Urban Development, the percentage of population disturbed by aircraft noise, and an analysis of a number of social surveys provided the necessary population behavioral data. A computer program using a grid system assessed the number disturbed in each square and sums to give a total. The relatively crude model smooths out local variations and provides reasonable solutions for two test cases (Luton and Leeds/Bradford). Total numbers disturbed are then presented for the average city of 900,000 population (central density 29,000 per sm) for three categories of airport against distance from city center and runway alignment. The influence of variations of city size is also shown.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Loughborough University of Technology

    Department of Transport Technology
    Loughborough,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Hirji, FKI
    • Waters, D M
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 115 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155819
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM