Sound Transmission Indoors Study of Whole Houses

Project 38's goal is to provide insight into how typical dwelling envelopes affect indoor sound levels due to non-sonic boom aircraft noise. Many existing aircraft noise guidelines are based primarily on outdoor sound levels. However, human perception is largely based on indoor response. This study will leverage existing technologies in sound transmission to model the combined sound isolation of dwelling envelopes. The model will be whole-housed focused; that is, the research will focus on composite dwelling envelopes (walls + windows + roof, etc).


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $236000.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    He, Hua (Bill)

  • Performing Organizations:

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park

    University Park, PA  United States  16802-4710

    Georgia Institute of Technology, Savannah

    School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    210 Technology Circle
    Savannah, GA  United States  31407
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sparrow, Victor

    Ryherd, Erica

  • Start Date: 20100521
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30389

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01570717
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 09-C-NE-GIT-005, 09-C-NE-PSU-012
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 25 2015 1:00AM