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Reduction of wind turbine noise annoyance: an operational approach

Annelies Bockstael UGent, Luc Dekoninck UGent, Arnaud Can UGent, Damiano Oldoni, Bert De Coensel UGent and Dick Botteldooren UGent (2012) ACTA ACUSTICA UNITED WITH ACUSTICA. 98(3). p.392-401
abstract
This paper investigates the relationship between wind turbine noise annoyance, exposure indicators, operational characteristics and environmental variables. A six-month field experiment at an industrial site near a residential area includes regular on-line annoyance reports, continuous 1/3-octave band noise level registrations, periodic sound recordings, data on electricity production per minute and meteorological observations. Here the risk of. high annoyance does not only depend on the angular blade velocity, but also on the wind turbines' nacelle position relative to the location of the dwellings, i.e. the wind direction. This directivity effect can be captured when noise parameters such as the background noise level caused by other sources and a so-called fluctuation-indicator are introduced, the latter calculated from the 1/3-octave band spectra to quantify the periodic part of wind turbine noise. In addition, the calculated turbine's specific emission levels are closely related to the angular blade velocity, and an important parameter to predict the risk of high annoyance. Finally, these results suggest that operational restrictions based on wind direction together with the angular blade velocity might help to reduce noise annoyance while preserving cost-effectiveness.
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published
subject
keyword
PERCEPTION, SOUND, EXPOSURE-RESPONSE RELATIONSHIPS
journal title
ACTA ACUSTICA UNITED WITH ACUSTICA
Acta Acust. United Acust.
volume
98
issue
3
pages
392 - 401
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000303429900005
JCR category
ACOUSTICS
JCR impact factor
0.714 (2012)
JCR rank
19/31 (2012)
JCR quartile
3 (2012)
ISSN
1610-1928
DOI
10.3813/AAA.918524
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
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A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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3161579
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-3161579
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2013-03-11 08:40:37
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2016-12-19 15:38:07
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  author       = {Bockstael, Annelies and Dekoninck, Luc and Can, Arnaud and Oldoni, Damiano and De Coensel, Bert and Botteldooren, Dick},
  issn         = {1610-1928},
  journal      = {ACTA ACUSTICA UNITED WITH ACUSTICA},
  keyword      = {PERCEPTION,SOUND,EXPOSURE-RESPONSE RELATIONSHIPS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {392--401},
  title        = {Reduction of wind turbine noise annoyance: an operational approach},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3813/AAA.918524},
  volume       = {98},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Bockstael, Annelies, Luc Dekoninck, Arnaud Can, Damiano Oldoni, Bert De Coensel, and Dick Botteldooren. 2012. “Reduction of Wind Turbine Noise Annoyance: An Operational Approach.” Acta Acustica United with Acustica 98 (3): 392–401.
APA
Bockstael, A., Dekoninck, L., Can, A., Oldoni, D., De Coensel, B., & Botteldooren, D. (2012). Reduction of wind turbine noise annoyance: an operational approach. ACTA ACUSTICA UNITED WITH ACUSTICA, 98(3), 392–401.
Vancouver
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Bockstael A, Dekoninck L, Can A, Oldoni D, De Coensel B, Botteldooren D. Reduction of wind turbine noise annoyance: an operational approach. ACTA ACUSTICA UNITED WITH ACUSTICA. 2012;98(3):392–401.
MLA
Bockstael, Annelies, Luc Dekoninck, Arnaud Can, et al. “Reduction of Wind Turbine Noise Annoyance: An Operational Approach.” ACTA ACUSTICA UNITED WITH ACUSTICA 98.3 (2012): 392–401. Print.