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Titre du document / Document title

A case study of low frequency noise assessed using DIN 45680 criteria

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

RUSHFORTH Ian (1) ; MOORHOUSE Andy (1) ; STYLES Peter (2) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Acoustics Research Unit, School of Architecture and Building Engineering, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Applied and Environmental Geophysics Group, School of Earth Sciences and Geography, University of Keele, Keele, ST5 5BG, ROYAUME-UNI

Résumé / Abstract

This paper describes a case study in which low frequency noise was suspected of causing disturbance in a semi-rural location close to an industrial estate. Previous attempts using conventional acoustic measurement techniques to resolve the case, or even prove the existence of a real acoustic problem, had proved unsuccessful. In the present study, the authors applied a novel integrated acoustic/microseismic measurement system, and assessed the resultant data using criteria from the German national standard DIN 45680. Using this approach, the authors successfully resolved the low frequency noise problem and, after a test involving a sequential shutdown at a suspect industrial site, established the precise cause of the disturbance. The paper thus supports the criteria in DIN 45680 as a predictor of annoyance due to low frequency noise and as an aid in resolving such problems. It also illustrates the flexibility of the combined acoustic/microseismic technique and the advantages of the method over conventional techniques.

Revue / Journal Title

Journal of low frequency noise, vibration and active control    ISSN  1461-3484 

Source / Source

2002, vol. 21, no4, pp. 181-198 [18 page(s) (article)] (15 ref.)

Langue / Language


Editeur / Publisher

Multi Science, Brentwood, ROYAUME-UNI  (1997) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Experimental study


Low frequency


Rural area


Noise pollution


Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Etude expérimentale


Basse fréquence


Zone rurale


Nuisance acoustique


Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Estudio experimental


Baja frecuencia


Zona rural


Nocividad acústica


Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20202, 35400011814192.0010

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 14783658

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