CONCORDE NOISE-INDUCED BUILDING VIBRATIONS: INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DULLES
A series of studies were conducted to assess the noise-induced building vibrations associated with Concorde operations. The vibration levels of windows, walls, and floors were measured along with the associated noise levels of Concorde, subsonic aircraft and some nonaircraft events. Test sites included Sully Plantation which is adjacent to Dulles International Airport and three residential homes located in Montgomery County, Maryland. The measured vibration response levels due to Concorde operations were found to be: (1) higher than the levels due to other aircraft, (2) less than the levels due to certain household events which involve direct impulsive loading such as door and window closing, (3) less than criteria levels for building damage, and (4) comparable to levels which are perceptible to people.
Langley Research CenterNational Aeronautics and Space Administration
Hampton, VA United States 23665
- Mayes, W H
- Scholl, H F
- Stephens, D G
- Holliday, B G
- DeLoach, R
- Publication Date: 1977-9
- Pagination: 19 p.
- TRT Terms: Aircraft noise; Building; Engines; Noise; Residential areas; Sound level; Structural analysis; Tolerance (Psychology); Vibration
- Identifier Terms: Concorde (Supersonic transport); Washington Dulles International Airport
- Old TRIS Terms: Engine noise; Noise tolerance; Structural vibration
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Construction; Environment; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00174605
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-74083 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM