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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 65  |  Page : 237--245

Potential health effects of standing waves generated by low frequency noise


Department of Applied Mechanics and Mechatronics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Slovak University of Technology, Nam. Slobody, Bratislava, Slovakia

Correspondence Address:
Stanislav Ziaran
Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Slovak University of Technology, Nam. Slobody 17, 81231 Bratislava
Slovakia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1463-1741.113518

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The main aim is to present the available updated knowledge regarding the potential health effects of standing waves generated by low frequency noise (LFN) from an open window in a moving car where the negative effects of LFN induced by heating components and/or heating, ventilation and air-conditioning are assessed. Furthermore, the assessment of noise in chosen enclosed spaces, such as rooms, offices, and classrooms, or other LFN sources and their effect on the human being were investigated. These types of noise are responsible for disturbance during relaxation, sleep, mental work, education, and concentration, which may reflect negatively on the comfort and health of the population and on the mental state of people such as scientific staff and students. The assessment points out the most exposed areas, and analyzes the conditions of standing wave generation in these rooms caused by outdoor and/or indoor sources. Measurements were made for three different enclosed spaces (office, flat, and passenger car) and sources (traffic specific noise at intersections, noise induced by pipe vibration, and aerodynamic noise) and their operating conditions. For the detection of LFN, the A-weighted sound pressure level and vibration were measured and a fast Fourier transform analysis was used. The LFN sources are specified and the direct effects on the human are reported. Finally, this paper suggests the possibilities for the assessment of LFN and some possible measures that can be taken to prevent or reduce them.






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