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Perceptual Characteristics of Buzz-Saw Aircraft Noise and Its Relationship to Noise Unpleasantness

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The term buzz-saw noise describes a physical and acoustic phenomenon occurring in high-bypass turbofan aircraft engines at high fan rotational speeds (e.g. during an aircraft take-off). In this situation, buzz-saw noise presents a component of noise emitted by the aircraft and can form a component of environmental noise around airports. Data from a listening test and signal analysis are used in the study to explore the perception and sound quality of the noise and its signal parameters. The results show an association between perceptual attributes and signal characteristics attributed to buzz-saw noise, and also show an association of the noise with unpleasantness. Verbal attributes describing sound quality related to the signal characteristics are also presented.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: November 1, 2019

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  • Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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