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Computer Method for Airport Noise Exposure Forecast

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Date Issued:
1972
Abstract/Description:
Florida Technological University College of Engineering Thesis; The major problem facing air transportation for the next decade is aircraft noise. The noise level due to the operation of large jet aircraft has created a very serious annoyance problem to the people living near of adjacent to jet airports. The noise problem has developed both for take-off and landing operations of these aircraft with take -off noise causing the greatest annoyance factor. A technique called Noise Exposure Forcast (NEF) has been developed to identify the annoyance factor of these noises to people and activities on the ground. With these NEF ratings or numbers, planners can better determined the type of buildings and activities to locate in the vicinity of airports. This paper presents a computer method for determining NEF areas or contours which eliminate the necessity of performing laborous hand calculations and iterations normally required to determine a given NEF locus about an airport. A land use compatability table showing land use versus NEF numbers is given on page 3. A sample computer program is given on pages 21 through 25 of teh appendix and a sample computer output page is given on page 26. The computer technique developed for this paper can be used for any airport.
Title: Computer Method for Airport Noise Exposure Forecast.
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Name(s): Bateman, John M., Author
Ventre, Gerald G., Committee Chair
Engineering, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 1972
Publisher: Florida Technical University
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Florida Technological University College of Engineering Thesis; The major problem facing air transportation for the next decade is aircraft noise. The noise level due to the operation of large jet aircraft has created a very serious annoyance problem to the people living near of adjacent to jet airports. The noise problem has developed both for take-off and landing operations of these aircraft with take -off noise causing the greatest annoyance factor. A technique called Noise Exposure Forcast (NEF) has been developed to identify the annoyance factor of these noises to people and activities on the ground. With these NEF ratings or numbers, planners can better determined the type of buildings and activities to locate in the vicinity of airports. This paper presents a computer method for determining NEF areas or contours which eliminate the necessity of performing laborous hand calculations and iterations normally required to determine a given NEF locus about an airport. A land use compatability table showing land use versus NEF numbers is given on page 3. A sample computer program is given on pages 21 through 25 of teh appendix and a sample computer output page is given on page 26. The computer technique developed for this paper can be used for any airport.
Identifier: CFR0012156 (IID), ucf:53130 (fedora)
Note(s): 1972-03-01
M.S.
Environmental Systems Management
Masters
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Electronically reproduced by the University of Central Florida from a book held in the John C. Hitt Library at the University of Central Florida, Orlando.
Subject(s): Airplanes -- Noise
Airport noise -- Data processing
Noise
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFR0012156
Restrictions on Access: public
Host Institution: UCF

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