Measurement of Drum Noise – A Pilot Project (NT TR 556)

  • Report #: NT TR 556
  • Approved: April 2004
  • Author(s): Dan Hoffmeyer
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Drum noise from floors and floorings has been a building acoustics issue for many years although an international standardized measurement method has never been made. In this pilot project NT 1597-02 the possibilities for developing a Nordtest method for drum noise measurement of floorings were studied. Knowledge of the use of survey measurements of drum noise from floorings was collected from the Nordic countries and other countries, and laboratory measurements with examples of modified tapping machines on different kinds of floorings were performed by DELTA. It is concluded that there is a strong need for a standardized measurement method for drum noise from floorings, and proposals to be considered in the standardization work are given.