The author's long-standing interest in aircraft noise is reflected
in a number of papers and reports on several aspects of the problem.
These concern the basic noise generation mechanisms of aircraft
propulsion systems (jets, rotors, propellers and fans), the
subjective aspects of aircraft noise perception and the long-term
community impact of noise near airports.
This compilation brings together the results of eight particular
studies which have been central to the author's work on aircraft
noise perception and impact. Much of the content has been extracted
directly from original technical reports in a sequence which reflects
the logical development of the subject matter. Reference is made to
related publications where appropriate although these are essentially
abbreviated versions of the original reports.
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.