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Aircraft Noise: Assessment, Prediction and Control

Aircraft Noise: Assessment, Prediction and Control

By: Vadim Tokarev (author), Oleksandr Zaporozhets (author), Keith Attenborough (author)Hardback

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Aircraft noise has adverse impacts on passengers, airport staff and people living near airports, it thus limits the capacity of regional and international airports throughout the world. Reducing perceived noise of aircraft involves reduction of noise at source, along the propagation path and at the receiver. Effective noise control demands highly skilled and knowledgeable engineers. This book is for them. It shows you how accurate and reliable information about aircraft noise levels can be gained by calculations using appropriate generation and propagation models, or by measurements with effective monitoring systems. It also explains how to allow for atmospheric conditions, natural and artificial topography as well as detailing necessary measurement techniques.

About Author

Oleksandr Zaporozhets and Vadim Tokarev are Professors at the National Aviation University of the Ukraine. They were awarded a silver medal for achieving success in the development of a national economy of the USSR in 1987. Keith Attenborough is Research Professor in Acoustics at the Open University, Education Manager of the (UK) Institute of Acoustics, and former Editor-in-Chief of Applied Acoustics. In 1996 he received the Rayleigh gold medal from the Institute of Acoustics and is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics and a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America.


A review of the aircraft noise problemEnvironmental impacts of airportsDescription of aircraft noiseBasic equationsCriteria and methods of aircraft noise assessmentControl of noise impactRegulations and standards for aircraft noiseThe main sources of aircraft noiseJet noiseFan and turbine noiseCombustion chamber noiseAirframe noisePropeller and helicopter noiseAircraft noise propagationFactors influencing outdoor soundPredicting the ground effectComparisons of measured and predicted ground effectsShadow zonesClassification of meteorological effectsTypical sound speed profilesSound propagation in a turbulent atmosphereSound propagation over noise barriersSound propagation through treesMethods for aircraft noise predictionIntroductionAn acoustic model of an aircraftEvaluation of an acoustic model of an aircraftPrediction of noise under the flight path: trajectory modelsEffects of ground, atmosphere and shielding by wing and fuselagePrediction of aircraft noise during ground operationsPrediction of noise in the vicinity of an airportThe influence of operational factors on aircraft noise levelsAircraft on the groundUnder the flight pathTakeoff and climbingDescent and landingMethods of aircraft noise reductionReduction of noise at sourceNoise reduction under the flight pathNoise reduction in the vicinity of an airportThe efficiency of acoustic screens for reducing noise from airport ground operationsReduction of noise impact by optimum scheduling of aircraft operationsMonitoring of aircraft noiseReasons for noise monitoringInstrumentation for aircraft noise monitoringUncertainties in measurements and predictionsIdentifying sources of noise eventsInterdependencies and tradeoffs between noise and other environmental factors associated with civil aviation

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780415240666
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 420
  • ID: 9780415240666
  • weight: 816
  • ISBN10: 0415240662

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