ASA 129th Meeting - Washington, DC - 1995 May 30 .. Jun 06

2pNS12. The SEL noise reduction provided by barriers to residences located near runway ends.

Marcio Avillez

Wyle Labs., 2001 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Ste. 701, Arlington, VA 22202

The T.F. Green State Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island, has a noise barrier intended to reduce noise at residences on one side of Runway 05, near the start of the takeoff roll. Measurements were conducted to evaluate the attenuation provided by the barrier. This was accomplished by selecting pairs of measurement positions that were located on opposite sides of the runway and equidistant from the centerline of the runway. The measurement results indicate that barriers can significantly reduce SEL of departing aircraft, and consequently the DNL, at residences located near the end of a runway.

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