For Phase 2 of Task 39, the objective is to propose a work program with a more balanced approach for addressing both engineering and socio-psychological aspects.
In order to encourage contributions by researchers on the human response to wind turbine noise, we have re-organized the work program to highlight opportunities for such researchers to collaborate. The new work program is summarised in the figure below and includes 5 Work Packages. These WPs are described in more detail below. The overall approach however is to address the broad wind turbine noise topic in successive steps, from wind turbine noise generation (WP2) to airborne noise propagation over large distances (WP3). The assessment of wind turbine noise and its impact on humans is addressed in WP4, while WP5 is dealing with other aspects of perception and acceptance which may not be related directly to noise itself.
Cross-cutting topics (e.g. Amplitude modulation or Low-frequency noise or other specifics) can be used as vectors for interactions between engineering and social/psychological sciences. WP1 is about dissemination and will be also considered in each of the above WPs.
The extension proposal together with the work program for Phase 2 of Task 39 can be found here.