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Aircraft Noise

Assessment, Prediction and Control, 1st Edition

By Oleksandr Zaporozhets, Vadim Tokarev, Keith Attenborough

CRC Press

420 pages

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Aircraft noise has adverse impacts on passengers, airport staff and people living near airports, it thus limits the capacity of regional and international airports throughout the world. Reducing perceived noise of aircraft involves reduction of noise at source, along the propagation path and at the receiver.

Effective noise control demands highly skilled and knowledgeable engineers. This book is for them. It shows you how accurate and reliable information about aircraft noise levels can be gained by calculations using appropriate generation and propagation models, or by measurements with effective monitoring systems. It also explains how to allow for atmospheric conditions, natural and artificial topography as well as detailing necessary measurement techniques.


"This book reflects decades of experience and investigations of the authors in the various fields of aviation acoustics and its effects on the surrounding environment… the book is absolutely recommended for its completeness and its unique approach in describing both the aircrafts as noise sources and the impact of airports on the environment while also giving suggestions on how to mitigate these problems and how to monitor and keep them under control."

—International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2014

This book is striking as an in-depth compilation of the vast knowledge gained by the two lead authors.

Noise Control Engineering Journal

…a useful overview of the tools needed for managing and monitoring aircraft noise impact.

The Aeronautical Journal January 2013

Table of Contents

A review of the aircraft noise problem

Environmental impacts of airports

Description of aircraft noise

Basic equations

Criteria and methods of aircraft noise assessment

Control of noise impact

Regulations and standards for aircraft noise

The main sources of aircraft noise

Jet noise

Fan and turbine noise

Combustion chamber noise

Airframe noise

Propeller and helicopter noise

Aircraft noise propagation

Factors influencing outdoor sound

Predicting the ground effect

Comparisons of measured and predicted ground effects

Shadow zones

Classification of meteorological effects

Typical sound speed profiles

Sound propagation in a turbulent atmosphere

Sound propagation over noise barriers

Sound propagation through trees

Methods for aircraft noise prediction


An acoustic model of an aircraft

Evaluation of an acoustic model of an aircraft

Prediction of noise under the flight path: trajectory models

Effects of ground, atmosphere and shielding by wing and fuselage

Prediction of aircraft noise during ground operations

Prediction of noise in the vicinity of an airport

The influence of operational factors on aircraft noise levels

Aircraft on the ground

Under the flight path

Takeoff and climbing

Descent and landing

Methods of aircraft noise reduction

Reduction of noise at source

Noise reduction under the flight path

Noise reduction in the vicinity of an airport

The efficiency of acoustic screens for reducing noise from airport ground operations

Reduction of noise impact by optimum scheduling of aircraft operations

Monitoring of aircraft noise

Reasons for noise monitoring

Instrumentation for aircraft noise monitoring

Uncertainties in measurements and predictions

Identifying sources of noise events

Interdependencies and tradeoffs between noise and other environmental factors associated with civil aviation

About the Authors

Oleksandr Zaporozhets and Vadim Tokarev are Professors at the National Aviation University of the Ukraine. They were awarded a silver medal for achieving success in the development of a national economy of the USSR in 1987.

Keith Attenborough is Research Professor in Acoustics at the Open University, Education Manager of the (UK) Institute of Acoustics, and former Editor-in-Chief of Applied Acoustics. In 1996 he received the Rayleigh gold medal from the Institute of Acoustics and is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics and a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America.

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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Aeronautics & Astronautics