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Papers and Presentations

  • “Low frequency noise in the environment and testing for its effect on human performance”. M.Eng.Sci., Monash University, 1976.
  • “Low frequency noise and testing for its effects”. Proc. of the Vibn. and Noise Control Eng. Conf., Inst. of Engineers, Sydney. October 56-60. (With R.J. Alfredson & T.T. Triggs).
  • “Low frequency and infrasonic noise in transportation” Applied Acoustics, 11, 129-146. 1978a.
  • “Individual Loudness Functions” Acoustics Letters, 2, 22-25 (With H.G. Leventhall) 1978a.
  • “Low frequency annoyance and the dB(A)” Acoustics Letters, 2, 16-21. (With H.G. Leventhall) 1978b.
  • “Criteria for the assessment of low frequency noise” Proc. of the Inst. of Acoustics, London, held at Chelsea College. 1979a.
  • “Scaling reaction to noise” Noise and Vibration Bulletin (May), 121-124. 1979b.
  • “Low frequency noise annoyance” Ph.D. Thesis, Chelsea College, University of London, 1979c.
  • “A Criterion for low frequency noise annoyance” Paper C1-4.4, 10th I.C.A. Sydney, July 1980a.
  • “A tuned muffler/silencer for low frequency fan noise control” Paper Cl-13.4, 10th I.C.A. Sydney, July 1980b.
  • “A modified PN dB for assessment of low frequency noise” Journal Sound and Vibration. (with H.G. Leventhall) 73(2), 271-277, 1980c.
  • “Noise emission of engine/exhaust brakes on heavy vehicles” Proc. of Aust. Acoustical Soc. Annual Conf., Paper 1A2, Sept. 1981.
  • “Some community noise problems and solutions, reviewed relative to E.P.A. criteria” Proc. of Aust. Acoustical Soc. Annual Conf., Paper 1A4, Sept. 1981.
  • “Predicting the annoyance response due to high level low frequency noise” Proc. of Physics for Australia’s Development, Dec. 1981.
  • “Predicting the effect of environmental emissions containing high levels of low frequency noise” Inter-noise 82, San Francisco, May 1982.
  • “Setting a plant noise emission limit” Proc. of the 1st Acoustic Conference of the West Pacific Region, Singapore, Sept. 1982, session 2B.
  • “A Criterion for Predicting the Annoyance due to Higher Level, Low Frequency Noise”, Journal of Sound and Vibration (with H.G. Leventhall), 84(3), 443-448, 1982.
  • “Low frequency noise annoyance assessment by low frequency noise rating (LFNR) curves”. Journal of Low Frequency Noise & Vibration, 2(1), 20-28, 1983.
  • “A criterion for Predicting the Annoyance due to Lower Level Low Frequency Noise” (with H.G. Leventhall). “Journal of Low Frequency Noise and Vibration”, 2(4), 160-168, 1983.
  • “Annoyance, Loudness and Unacceptability of Higher Level Low Frequency Noise” (with H.G. Leventhall), Journal of Low Frequency Noise and Vibration, 4(1), 1-11, 1985.
  • “Environmental Noise Control – A Case Study” Proc Aust. Vibration and Noise Conf., Sept. 1990, 195-199 (I.E. Aust. Natl. Conf. Publication No. 90/9).
  • “Room Measurement Considerations for Sound System Design” 3rd Australian Regional Convention, Audio Engineering Society, August 1991.
  • “Environmental Noise – is it an issue?” InterNoise 91, Sydney, 907-910.
  • “Building Damage Due to Aircraft Noise-Induced Vibration” InterNoise 1992, 687 – 690.
  • “Considerations in the Rating and Assessment of Low Frequency Noise” ASHRAE Summer Mtg.,Denver, June 1993, Paper DE-93-17-1.
  • “Rating Low Frequency Noise Due to HVAC Systems” Audio Engineering Society Inc., 3rd Australian Regional Convention, 20-22 Aug., 1993.
  • Low Frequency Noise Due to HVAC Systems and It’s Assessment” Proceedings of the Australian Acoustical Society Annual Conference, 9-10 Nov., 1993, 211-217.
  • “Determination of the relationship between low frequency HVAC noise and comfort in occupied spaces – objective phase”, ASHRAE 714-RP (Vipac Report 38114, April 1994),
  • “Low Frequency Noise Assessment Metrics – What Do We Know” Paper ASHRAE Transactions 100(2), 1994, 380-388.
  • “Low Frequency Noise Assessment – What Do We Know?” Noise Con. 94, Ft. Lauderdale, May 1-4, 779-784.
  • “Low Frequency Sound Quality and HVAC Systems” InterNoise 94, Yokohama, Japan, August, 1101-1105.
  • “A Simple Test for Determining Low Frequency Rumble Sound Quality Due to HVAC Systems” InterNoise 95, NewPort Beach, USA, July, 955-958.
  • “Acoustical Comfort – Can We Achieve It?”, Presented at ASHRAE Seminar on Comfort is More Than a Thermal Issue – Part 2, ASHRAE Winter Conference, Atlanta, Feb. 1996.
  • “Low Frequency Noise Loudness and Annoyance” InterNoise 98, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • “Low frequency Noise: Effect of Exposure Time on Loudness vs Annoyance”, presented at Noise Effects 98, 7th International Congress on Noise as a Public health Problem, Sydney, 22-26 Nov, 98.
  • “Loudness and Annoyance of Steady State and Temporally Varying Noise” with Assoc Prof Rhona Hellman at the ASA/EAA meeting, Berlin, Germany, March 1999, Paper 2pPPa3.
  • “Assessment of the Loudness and Annoyance of Low Frequency Noise from a Psychoacoustical Perspective”, with Assoc Prof Rhona Hellman, InterNoise 99, Dec 6-8, 1893 -1898
  • “Low Frequency Noise Loudness vs Annoyance” with Assoc Prof Rhona Hellman, Acoustics Today, Australian Acoustical Society Annual Meeting, Dec 1999,
  • “Low Frequency Noise due to HVAC Systems – How Do We Assess?” Australian Institute of Refrigeration Air Conditioning & Heating (Inc) AIRAH 2000+, Melbourne, Australia, 29- 31 March, 2000
  • “Low Frequency Noise Annoyance – Why?” Aust Acoustical Soc Conf, Canberra, 2001
  • “Low Frequency Noise – Is Loudness and Annoyance the Same?” Sound Quality Symposium , Dearborn, Michigan, August 2002
  • “Rating and Assessment of Noise” AIRAH Acoustics Conference, 2004
  • “Low Frequency Noise Assessment – An Update” Aust Acoustical Soc Conf, Gold Coast, 2004
  • “What Did We Learn From ASHRAE RP-879?” ASHRAE Symposium, Orlando, Feb 2005
  • “The Missing 16 Hz – Can we Live with It? Madrid 19th International Congress on Acoustics, Sept 2007.
  • “A Simple Criterion for LFN Noise Emission Assessment” Journal of LFN and Vibration 29(1), 1 – 14, 2010.
  • “A Simple Outdoor Criterion for Assessment of LFN” Acoustics Australia April 2011, 123 – 130, 2011
  • “Power to the People” LFN 2012 conference, Stratford, UK, May 2012
  • Wind Turbine Noise – The Perennnial Question”  CEC Wind Turbine Conference March 2016

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