|A study of soundproofing requirements for residences adjacent to commercial airports /
Sharp, Ben H. ;
Kohli, Vijay K. ;
|Wyle Labs./Wyle Research, Arlington, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Arlington, VA. Office of Noise Abatement and Control.
| Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Noise Abatement and Control,
Airport noise ;
Noise pollution ;
Residential buildings ;
Acoustic insulation ;
Aircraft noise ;
Noise reduction ;
Construction materials ;
Transportation noise ;
Cost analysis ;
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|98 pages in various pagings : illustrations, map ; 28 cm.
As part of an overall systems program being conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to examine options for the reduction of aircraft noise impact, this study was conducted to estimate the costs of soundproofing dwellings within the Ldn 65 noise contours at major U.S. commercial airports. The goal of the study is to achieve an interior sound level of Ldn 45 dB. The nation was divided into eleven regions, each one incorporating areas of similar dwelling construction. In this way, it was possible to specify the noise reduction of dwellings on a regional basis, taking local features into account. To determine the distribution of dwelling types in each region, and to obtain detailed information on local dwelling characteristics that affect noise reduction, field surveys were conducted at one airport in each region. The airports surveyed were selected on the basis that the local dwelling characteristics were representative of the respective region. The information obtained was used to identify the types of modifications most suitable for soundproofing dwellings in each region.
Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.