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Based on subjective listening trials, Torija and Flindell [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 135, 1-4 (2014)] observed that low frequency content in typical urban main road traffic noise appeared to make a smaller contribution to reported annoyance than might be inferred from its objective or physical dominance. This paper reports a more detailed study which was aimed at(More)
There is at present no consensus about the relative importance of low frequency content in urban road traffic noise. The hypothesis underlying this research is that changes to different parts of the spectrum will have different effects depending on which part of the spectrum is subjectively dominant in any particular situation. This letter reports a simple(More)
Future air traffic growth forecasts underline the need for new environmental abatement strategies for aviation, involving, among others, the adoption of new aircraft designs and technologies. Accurately predicting the noise impact of these strategies is therefore a matter of significance. The reliability of existing tools is governed by tradeoffs between(More)
The Department for Transport of the UK (DfT) estimates an increase of 90% of air transport movements by 2050 compared to 2010. In order to offset such increase in the number of aircraft operations and avoid the consequent increase in noise impact on exposed populations, aviation industry is working on the development of new technologies for noise reduction.(More)
The objective of this paper is to propose and illustrate a simple approach for the selection of frequency weightings for the assessment of environmental and transportation noise. In recent years, the A-frequency weighting has become almost universal except where existing standards and regulations mandate the use of alternative weightings and/or frequency(More)
In the United Kingdom, before the introduction of the various town and country planning acts and associated regulations, landowners were free to use their land in any way they wished, subject only to limitations imposed by lease or covenant and the avoidance of nuisance or trespass against neighbours. Any disputes arising would be resolved by negotiation or(More)
This paper introduces a simplified model [Rapid Aviation Noise Evaluator (RANE)] for the calculation of aviation noise within the context of multi-disciplinary strategic environmental assessment where input data are both limited and constrained by compatibility requirements against other disciplines. RANE relies upon the concept of noise cylinders around(More)
Aircraft operations have a significant impact on local air quality, climate change, fuel consumption and noise around airports. In order to reach emission targets set by aviation agencies (e.g. ACARE), to reduce environmental impact and to ensure a sustainable future of the sector, the aviation industry is continuously investing in research and development(More)
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