Measurements of the Sound Insulation of a Wood Frame House Exposed to Aircraft Noise

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. IRC-IR-831
Physical description113 p.
SubjectAircraft noise
AbstractThis report compares measurements of the sound insulation of various constructions of a test house, exposed to aircraft noise at Ottawa Airport, with predictions from laboratory measurements of the same constructions. Further analyses investigated the major sources of the differences between laboratory and field measurements and corrections were developed for the IBANA-Calc sound insulation software. Source spectrum shapes for modern aircraft types were also developed for this software. The Ottawa Airport Test Structure (OATS) was a simple wood frame structure, representative of typical Canadian construction techniques, with two main rooms exposed to the noise from passing aircraft. The construction was systematically changed to include differences in wall and ceiling constructions, the addition of windows, and also the addition of various vents. In some tests, additional masking walls were added insideeach room to simplify the situation so that sound transmission was predominantly through one of the outside walls. For each construction, the noise of departing aircraft was recorded outside in the free field and at the building façade as well as inside at 3 positions in each of the 2 test rooms.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français: Mesures de l'isolation acoustique d'une habitation à ossature de bois soumise au bruit d'aéronefs
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-14229
NPARC number20386147
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Record identifier0457f1a7-6c4b-49f2-b14f-fa8f822a4568
Record created2012-07-25
Record modified2017-06-14
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