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2. Noise and vibrations
 

Definition and challenges

Definition “Noise is defined as any unpleasant or annoying auditory sensation, any acoustic event producing this sensation, any sound of random nature with no defined components.” AFNOR Sound...

Noise legislation

Close proximity of residential areas to industrial, commercial or agricultural activities creates the condition for potential conflicts related to noise nuisances. The rules applicable to a given...

Measures and treatment

Measurement Ear sensitivity varies according to frequency but also sound intensity. Weighting curves (A, B and C), designed to reproduce the frequency response of the human ear on sound level...

Vibrations

Definition A vibration gives a body (or several bodies) an oscillatory movement around a reference position (often a balanced position). Challenges The mechanical vibrations emitted into the...

Useful sites

2Useful sites2 Centre of Public Information and Documents on Noise Website dossier on “noise” - 2005 and other INRS documents AIDA www.bruit.org (in particular...