Development of an on-site system for measuring the low-frequency noise and complainant’s responses

Hiroshi Sato, Jongkwan Ryu*, Kenji Kurakata

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An on-site system for measuring low-frequency noise and complainant’s responses to the low-frequency noise was developed to confirm whether the complainant suffer from the environmental noise with low-frequency components. The system suggests several methods to find the dominant frequency and major sound pressure level spectrum of the noise causing annoyance. This method can also yield a quantified relationship (correlation coefficient and percentage of response to the noise) between physical noise properties and the complainant’s responses. The advantage of this system is that it can easily find the relationship between the complainant’s response to the acoustic event of the houses and the physical characteristics of the low-frequency noise, such as the time trends and frequency characteristics. This paper describes the developed system and provides an example of the measurement results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-384
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Low Frequency Noise Vibration and Active Control
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • Complainant’s response
  • Low-frequency noise
  • Measurement system
  • On-site measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Geophysics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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