NOISE-INDUCED BUILDING VIBRATIONS CAUSED BY CONCORDE AND CONVENTIONAL AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS AT DULLES AND KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS

Outdoor and indoor noise levels resulting from aircraft flyovers and certain nonaircraft events were recorded, as were the associated vibration levels in the walls, windows, and floors at building test sites. In addition, limited subjective tests were conducted to examine the human detection and annoyance thresholds for building vibration and rattle caused by aircraft noise. Representative peak levels of aircraft noise-induced building vibrations are reported and comparisons are made with structural damage criteria and with vibration levels induced by common domestic events. In addition, results of a pilot study are reported which indicate the human detection threshold for noise-induced floor vibrations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Misc-Original Contains Color Illustrations.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Langley Research Center

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Hampton, VA  United States  23665
  • Authors:
    • Mayes, W H
    • Stephens, D G
    • Holmes, H K
    • LEWIS, R B
    • Holliday, B G
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

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  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186591
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-78769 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM