ASA 126th Meeting Denver 1993 October 4-8

5aNS4. Low-frequency noise-induced vibration of housing structures.

Bennett M. Brooks

Brooks Acoust. Corp., 27 Hartford Tpk., Vernon, CT 06066

It is known that moderate levels of very low-frequency noise (less than 20 Hz) can induce vibration in elements of common residual housing structures. Measurements of low-frequency noise caused by nearby large industrial facilities were made at several different types of houses. These data are compared to criteria for the perceptibility of noise-induced vibration. The subjective perception by residents of house vibration, and the independent observations of others, correlate well with the noise criteria. In addition, measurements of house vibration were made at some test locations and are compared to both noise and vibration criteria.