Navcon Engineering was contracted to create a three dimensional (3D) analytical model for a proposed Wind Energy project with the objectives:
to generate a 3D analytical noise model
to predict the construction noise impact
to predict and quantify the future noise impact during full operation of the Wind Energy project
to evaluating the impact for different wind conditions & directions to considering back ground noise levels for the overall impact
Based upon the results of the noise model the client evaluated different wind turbine layouts to minimize the noise impact on the adjacent rural community. The predicted noise contours were instrumental in the layout planning.