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DIN/VDI Standards Committee Acoustics, Noise Control and Vibration Engineering


Acoustics - Noise from shooting ranges - Part 2: Calculation of muzzle blast


ISO 17201-2 specifies a computational method (in line with ISO 17201-4) for estimating the acoustic source data of muzzle blast and explosions based on non-acoustic data for firearms with calibres less than 20 mm and explosions less than 50 g TNT equivalent. This document addresses those cases where no source measurements exist. This document can also be used as an interpolation method between measurements of muzzle blast. Source data are given in terms of spectral angular source energy covering the frequency range from 12,5 Hz to 10 kHz and can be used as data input for sound propagation calculation. This document is not applicable to the prediction of sound levels for the assessment of hearing damage; neither can it be used to predict sound pressure levels nor sound exposure levels at distances where linear acoustics do not apply.





Planned document number

DIN EN ISO 17201-2

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Responsible national committee

NA 001-01-09 AA - Acoustics - Noise at shooting ranges  

Responsible european committee

CEN/TC 211 - Acoustics  

Responsible international committee

ISO/TC 43/SC 1/WG 51 - Noise from shooting ranges  

previous edition(s)

Acoustics - Noise from shooting ranges - Part 2: Estimation of muzzle blast and projectile sound by calculation (ISO 17201-2:2006); German version EN ISO 17201-2:2006

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