IBANA-Calc Validation Studies

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20378724
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report, NRC Institute for Research in Construction; Volume 125
Physical description50 p.
Subjectbuilding sound insulation, aircraft noise; Aircraft noise
AbstractThis report compares measured and predicted indoor sound levels in buildings exposed to aircraft noise. Predictions were made using the IBANA-Calc software that was developed to make it easy and convenient to calculate indoor sound levels in buildings exposed to aircraft noise. This report is therefore a further validation of the IBANA-Calc software and an exploration of some of the details of the predictions and the differences between laboratory and field measurements of sound insulation. The work is the final component of the IBANA project (Insulating Buildings Against Noise from Aircraft) that included: (a) laboratory measurements of the sound transmission loss of building envelope components, (b) field measurements of a varied constructions of a test house at Ottawa Airport and (c) development of the IBANA-Calc software. Measurements reported here were made using multi-track recordings of indoor andoutdoor sound levels in buildings near Vancouver and Toronto Airports. These included new homes near Toronto Airport, an older home near Vancouver Airport and offices in a Vancouver Airport building. The sites were not ideal simple cases but included various complicating factors that made the predictions more challenging.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number15173
NPARC number20378724
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Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-10-03
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