The Attenuation of aircraft noise by wood stud walls

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ConferenceInter-Noise 2001: 27 August 2001, The Hague, Netherlands
Pages16; # of pages: 6
Subjectsound insulation; neighbour noise; rating sound insulation; Aircraft noise
AbstractIn North America, both single-unit and multiple housing is frequently built using wood stud construction. The overall sound insulation of many common wood stud walls is limited by excess low frequency sound transmission and indoor aircraft noise levels are dominated by low frequency sound. A study to develop improved methods for determining the sound insulation of buildings against aircraft noise has included laboratory sound insulation measurements of 41 wood stud wall constructions. The results highlight the importance of low frequency resonanaces on the overall sound insulation ratings. Although the soundinsulation of a wall with brick cladding is often cited as an ideal goal, other wall designs produced higher sound insulation. In some cases less material produced a better and more cost-effective solution.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number45175
NPARC number20378635
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