Department

Engineering Management

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Date of Award

4-2018

Degree Level

M.S.

LCSH subject

Noise--Physiological aspects

ISBN

9780355987997

Proquest Document ID

2020217127

Identifier

ETD2018AlNaami

School/University

St. Mary's University

Size or duration

ix, 73 pages

Document Type

Thesis

First Advisor

Johnson, Michael

Second Advisor

Aktune, Ozgur

Third Advisor

Moras, Rafael

Abstract

Noise in a server room can have a major impact on the performance and well-being of the occupants. Sound level and low frequency noise are considered factors that influence the hearing ability of workers. This thesis is an investigation of low-frequency noise in server rooms. We conducted the field study in a server room for a large financial institution. Some employees in this study indicated that they experienced headaches from the noise and requested an analysis of the sound to determine if there were any potential adverse health effects. Attributes of the noise were investigated by evaluating the sound pressure and frequency. Potential health effects were researched by examining relevent literature on the impact of noise that is generated in server rooms. The role of ergonomists to investigate these occurrences is crucial. Due to the occupational impact of this emerging technology, a growing concern has arisen to resolve this issue.

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