HUMAN RESPONSE TO HOUSE VIBRATIONS CAUSED BY SONIC BOOMS OR AIR BLASTS

Descriptions of the effects of sonic booms or air blasts by observers in buildings have included such statements as "noticeable vibrations" in addition to phrases such as "the house rattles," the windows rattle, or bric-a-brac rattles". Analysis of studies of human response to vibrations, vibration complaints in the Toronto area, special tests by Kryter at Edwards Air Force Base, and laboratory studies of human response to sonic booms show that perceived vibration is not normally a factor that contributes significantly to human response to airborne, large-amplitude impulse noise. Rather, human response is solely the result of the impulse noise itself and of audible noise due to induced radiation from vibrating surfaces.

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    Acoustical Society of America

    335 East 45th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10017
  • Authors:
    • Schomer, P D
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

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  • Accession Number: 00190380
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM