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Amplitude modulation of wind turbine noise

Abstract 

Due to swish and thump amplitude modulation, the noise of wind turbines cause more annoyance than other environmental noise of the same average level. The wind shear accounts for the thump modulation (van den Berg effect). Making use of the wind speed measurements at the hub height, as well as at the top and the bottom of the rotor disc (Fig.1), the non-standard wind profile is applied. It causes variations in the A-weighted sound pressure level, LpA. The difference between the maximum and minimum of LpA characterizes thump modulation (Fig.2). 

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Ampplitude Modulation Wind Turbine Noise

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Source: http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/...

MAR 13 2016
http://www.windaction.org/posts/44530-amplitude-modulation-of-wind-turbine-noise
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