Sound barriers

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Journal titleCanadian Architect
IssueJune 6
SubjectAircraft noise
AbstractA recent study looking at the role of sound insulation in mitigating aircraft noise has resulted in a new, more accurate design tool that allows users to compare the effectiveness of different building constructions in providing sound attenuation. The study has also yielded a better understanding of how to insulate buildings against outdoor noise. IRC researchers made extensive laboratory measurements of the sound insulation of building envelope components, including various wall and roof constructions, as well as windows and doors. Further experiments in a test house at Ottawa airport explored the complexities of sound propagation into a building exposed to aircraft noise.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number46414
NPARC number20386498
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Record identifier53f69f73-1457-4f70-9101-d998b586adb1
Record created2012-07-25
Record modified2016-05-09
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