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Conference_programme: 12: Noise and vibration control

Lecture: Analysis of the noise generated by various types of firearms

Author(s): Matys Magdalena, Piotrowski Kamil, Kukulski Bartłomiej, Sobolewska Monika

The aim of the paper was to analyze impulses generated by various types of firearms and particular stages of the acoustic energy release. Associated measurements were carried out at the sport shooting range in Nowy Targ, Poland, including measurement of the sound pressure level generated by eight different examples of firearms, registered simultaneously close to and far from the source.\nThe paper presents an analysis of frequency spectrum and acoustic parameters of the signals of different types of firearms. There has been made an initial attempt to classify the firearms on the basis of frequency domain characteristics and shapes of the impulses waveforms. Further attempt has been made to assess the possible impact of the noise on the shooter and close surroundings, and to estimate how particular features of the firearms (e.g. construction) can affect the waveforms of impulses.

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Name: Dr Adam Pilch

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Country: Poland