Hubbard, H. 1982 Noise Induced House Vibrations & Human Perception

Harvey H. Hubbard, member INCE, summarises noise induced house responses including frequencies, mode shapes, acceleration levels and outside-to-inside noise reductions. The role of house vibrations in reactions to environmental noise is defined and some human perception criteria are reviewed in the document published in 1982

One aspect of community response to noise involves people inside houses. Since house structures have many components which are readily excited by noise and which can be coupled, they respond as complex vibrating systems. These dynamic responses are significant because they affect the environment of the observers inside the house. The nature of this noise induced house excitation problem is illustrated within the document

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