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This chapter recommends indoor and outdoor community noise criteria and recommends transportation noise criteria for aircraft, automobiles, motorcycles, commercial trucks and buses, rapid transit and diesel trains, off-highway recreational vehicles, construction equipment, and vehicle operator and passenger compartments. This chapter also recommends new local, regional, state and federal organizational arrangements for dealing with noise pollution. Land use control, acoustical insulation requirements for buildings, enlightened local government purchasing practices, state and local regulation and licensing, vehicle inspection requirements on truck mufflers, aircraft certification, aircraft operational requirements, and transportation systems planning are put forward as specific methods for abating transportation noise. Recommendations are also made for further research on aircraft engine noise reduction, sonic boom reduction, tire noise abatement, improvements in exhaust muffler technology, reductions in railway wheel-rail and engine noise, and building sound-proofing technology.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Results of the 1970 American Society of Engineering Education-NASA Summer Faculty Program in Engineering Systems Design
  • Corporate Authors:

    Langley Research Center

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Hampton, VA  United States  23665

    Old Dominion University

    Research Foundation, P.O. Box 6369
    Norfolk, VA  United States  23508

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    600 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20546
  • Publication Date: 1970

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 121-131

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00008980
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 22 1972 12:00AM