Aircraft sound transmission in homes categorized by typical construction type

Ashwin Thomas, Javier Irizarry, Erica E. Ryherd, Daniel Castro-Lacouture, Rick Porter

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Abstract

Increasing trends toward urbanization can lead to increased exposure to transportation noise from automobiles and aircraft. Interestingly, current aircraft noise guidelines primarily are based on outdoor sound levels even though most people spend the majority of their time indoors. A research project is being conducted that provides insight into how typical residential envelopes affect indoor sound levels, with a focus on noise from commercial aircraft overflights. A pilot, single-room "test house" has been built using typical mixed-humid climate region construction techniques, and the outdoor-to-indoor transmission of sound is being directly measured. The test house results are being used to validate and improve computer models that can be used to simulate outdoor-to-indoor transmission of sound. These models will allow for flexibility in future work to simulate a wide range of construction types for other U.S. climate regions, as well as effects of acoustic and energy retrofits. The improved models developed through this project, therefore, will help improve understanding of expected acoustic performance for typical construction types around the United States including design alterations that can help insulate homes from aircraft noise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2014
Subtitle of host publicationConstruction in a Global Network - Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages1586-1595
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780784413517
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event2014 Construction Research Congress: Construction in a Global Network, CRC 2014 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: May 19 2014May 21 2014

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2014: Construction in a Global Network - Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress

Conference

Conference2014 Construction Research Congress: Construction in a Global Network, CRC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period5/19/145/21/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction

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    Thomas, A., Irizarry, J., Ryherd, E. E., Castro-Lacouture, D., & Porter, R. (2014). Aircraft sound transmission in homes categorized by typical construction type. In Construction Research Congress 2014: Construction in a Global Network - Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress (pp. 1586-1595). (Construction Research Congress 2014: Construction in a Global Network - Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784413517.0162