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Methods of Space Vehicle Noise Prediction

Report Number: WADC TR 58-343 Volume 2
Author: Franken, Peter A.
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-09
Pages: 167
Contract: AF 33(616)-6217
Project: 1370
Task: 13786
AD Number: AD0260955

Possible sources of noise in space vehicles are reviewed. Information is summarized describing the various fluctuating pressure fields that may exist at the vehicle exterior. The response of the vehicle structure to these pressure fields and the resulting radiation of noise to the internal spaces are studied analytically. The need for new theoretical and experimental knowledge in specific areas is emphasized.

The effects of rocket engine noise on communication and hearing are considered in detail. General comments are made concerning vehicle and equipment design for noise control.

Jim Kinney
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