Vibroacoustic Response of Residential Housing due to Sonic Boom Exposure : A Summary of two Field Tests
- Buehrle, Ralph
- July 28, 2008.
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- 1 electronic document
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- Sullivan, Brenda, Haering, Edward A., jr., Miller, Denise M., Klos, Jacob, Salamone, Joseph, and Gavin, Joseph
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- Two experiments have been performed to measure the vibroacoustic response of houses exposed to sonic booms. In 2006, an old home in the base housing area of Edwards Air Force Base, built around 1960 and demolished in 2007, was instrumented with 288 transducers. During a 2007 follow-on test, a newer home in the base housing area, built in 1997, was instrumented with 112 transducers. For each experiment, accelerometers were placed on walls, windows and ceilings in bedrooms of the house to measure the vibration response of the structure. Microphones were placed outside and inside the house to measure the excitation field and resulting interior sound field. The vibroacoustic response of each house was measured for sonic boom amplitudes spanning from 2.4 to 96 Pa (0.05 to 2 lbf/sq ft). The boom amplitudes were systematically varied using a unique dive maneuver of an F/A-18 airplane. In total, the database for both houses contains vibroacoustic response data for 154 sonic booms. In addition, several tests were performed with mechanical shaker excitation of the structure to characterize the forced response of the houses. The purpose of this paper is to summarize all the data from these experiments that are available to the research community, and to compare and contrast the vibroacoustic behavior of these two dissimilar houses.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 20080031113. and Noise-Con 2008; 28-31 Jul. 2008; Dearborn, MI; United States.
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