Measurement of road traffic noise

NORDTEST projects 281-81 and 154-78 : corrected and reprinted 29, April 1982
  • 17 Pages
  • 4.50 MB
  • English
KILDE , [Norway]
Traffic noise -- Scandinavia -- Measure
Other titlesNORDTEST 281-81 :
Statement[Matias Ringheim ; prepared for NORDTEST ; prepared by KILDE].
SeriesKILDE report -- 47
LC ClassificationsTD893.6.T7
The Physical Object
Pagination17, viii p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19514197M

Highway Traffic Noise Metrics and Measurements There are some generally accepted practices for quantifying highway traffic noise. In the United States, for quantifying highway traffic noise in communities, the A-weighted equiv-alent sound level (L AeqT or LAEQ), the day-night average sound level (L dn or DNL), the community noise equivalent.

Measurement of road traffic noise book of road traffic noise Paperback – January 1, by Great Britain (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" $ — $ Paperback, January 1, $ — $ PaperbackCited by: A summary of the general procedures required to measure traffic noise and the essential associated data concerning traffic, road, site, topographical and meteorological conditions is given.

This paper discusses and complements Australian standard ASacoustics - methods for the measurement of road traffic noise (a). Traffic noise and its effects have been receiving increasing attention during Measurement of road traffic noise book years in many countries.

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A vital aspect of research into traffic noise is the noise measuring technique and current tendencies are for the development of physical units to specify the noise which correlate with noise Cited by: Calculation of road traffic noise by Great Britain.

Dept. of Transport.,H.M.S.O. edition, in EnglishPages: The mechanisms for tyre/road noise generation and its relation to road characteristics are described.

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Relevant road surface characterization methods are suggested. The major method is the measurement of the road texture profile and subsequent spectral analysis of the profile curve. Handheld noise measurements can be appropriate where the need is to gather data about the noise levels from flowing traffic.

For measurements of individual vehicles, static noise testing may be required. An example of this would be the static noise measurement of vehicles to a. • AS – Acoustics – Methods for the measurement of railbound vehicle noise • AS – Guide to noise control on construction, maintenance and demolition sites • AS – Guide to the use of sound measuring equipment • AS – Acoustics - Methods for the measurement of road traffic noise.

traffic noise and we have tried to avoid measurements in areas with high non-traffic noise e.g. Construction noise, aircraft noise etc. The sites were selected based on traffic density and the possible impact of the road traffic noise on the environment.

A total of eight sites were considered for this study (Table 1). Four of the sites. The effects of traffic and traffic noise on birds and their vocalizations are not fully understood. Many methods have been proposed to reduce the impacts of traffic and traffic noise on avian communities (Table 1).Although many have suggested mitigation methods, there is a need for additional studies to test their efficacy in reducing the negative impacts on birds.

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sources of uncertainty in road-traffic noise measurement and how to calculate a budget. An example is shown overleaf. These procedures are based on the guide book by Craven and Kerry, as referenced by NZS Sources and level of uncertainty The potential sources of uncertainty in a measurement of road-traffic noise include the following.

Also, measurements have been conducted of the traffic noise levels at each floor level of the building. Both the predicted and measured LA10 show a similar trend: the higher the floor level, the lower the traffic noise levels.

Automotive Tire Noise and Vibrations: Analysis, Measurement and Simulation presents the latest generation mechanisms of tire/road noise.

The book focuses not only on tire/road noise issues from the tire/road structures, materials and dynamics, but also from a whole vehicle system. have been widely used to measure road-traffic noise, but they are usually found to be highly correlated measures of the individual events, as are LAmax and SEL.

L90 or L95 can be used as a measure of the general background sound pressure level that excludes the potentially confounding influence of particular local noise events. Sound and. The minimum measurement time interval T needed for obtaining the effective and accurate L Aeq T ’s of road traffic noise at a site along a highway is discussed in this paper.

Some simulation experiments based on the mathematical model proposed by authors are carried out. The influence of four kinds of traffic variables, i.e. the traffic volume, a percentage of heavy vehicles in it.

rush hour traffic noise emissions period. Field measurements must be taken consistent with the guidelines contained in FHWA’s manual ‘Measurement of Highway Related Noise’, May In complex environments, the field measurement results can be used to determine the existing noise levels for the noise analysis.

This standard sets out methods for the measurement of the noise emitted by road traffic. The sound pressure levels are expressed in decibels, generally using the A-weighting standard describes minimum instrument requirements, preferred scales of measurement, and the location of measurement sites and non-acoustic data which are to be recorded in conjunction with the acoustic.

The Nature and Measurement of Traffic Noise • Noise from road traffic fluctuates throughout the day. • Th 3 b d l t i i l tiThere are 3 broad elements in noise evaluation - source (vehicles) - propagation medium (distance, barriers) - receiver environment ((g)dwelling office).

Road traffic noise: the impact of speed There is a measureable link between traffic noise and speed. In urban areas with speeds of between 20 and 35 mph, reducing speeds by 6 mph would cut noise levels by up to 40%.

Reducing 70mph and 60mph speeds on urban motorways would cut noise by up to 50%. Road traffic noise: other important factors. "A new 1,page reference book, "Handbook of Noise and Vibration Control," intended to be the definitive source on noise and vibration control for engineers, scientists, and researchers.

The new reference book addresses a range of topics in acoustics and vibration, focusing on industrial needs.". ISO/CD Acoustics — Measurement of the influence of road surfaces on traffic noise — Part 1: Statistical Pass-By method. Q3) Howisnoiseimpactcalculated.

A3) Noiseatindividualproperties,orothernoisesensitive locations,iscalculatedinaccordancewiththedocument Calculation of Road Traffic. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Great Britain.

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Department of Transport. Calculation of road traffic noise. London: H.M.S.O., (OCoLC) *CALCULATION ROAD TRAFFIC NOISE* This script computes the noise level in dB(A) at a given distance from a road. Important data are the number of cars and trucks that use the road, the mean speed and the distance from you to the road.

Emission data according to the version of the Dutch calculation method. Measurement of road traffic noise in Germany / Europe Nowadays, road traffic is the strongest source of noise pollution in industrialized countries such as the Federal Republic of Germany.

Noise occurs wherever air turbulence occurs or where turbulent air occurs on surfaces. To determine the level of noise pollution, a sound level meter is used. Noise Policy & Guidance; Title Date Description Format; Guidance: Traffic Noise Policy Implementation: 12/ Describes the implementation TxDOT’s Traffic Noise Policy and the requirements of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Noise Standard at 23 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part Standardized measurement methods are necessary not only for classification of tires but also for classification of road surfaces.

Therefore, the paper includes a status review of work going on in an ISO group which aims at standardizing a method for classification of the noise properties of road surfaces.

As shown in Figuresome researchers (Miedema and Oudshoorn, ) have found in their analyses of survey results that the nominal Schultz curve appears to depend on the noise source (e.g., aircraft, road traffic, rail traffic).

In addition, DNL is a relatively insensitive measure of sleep disturbance and thus is not an appropriate metric.

Road traffic noise measurements were conducted in accordance with Australian Standard AS Acoustics - Methods for the Measurement of Road Traffic Noise. During the monitoring period, rainfall was experienced on the 3rd of August, Data. Traffic noise impacts millions of people at home and at work.

Traffic noise can impact your ability to work, learn rest, play, relax, and sleep. This form of noise can also lead to mental and physical health concerns. Traffic noise measurement is affected by Traffic volume, Traffic Speed, Vehicle Content, Road Surface, Surrounding Area.Having obtained our L 10 value, we have a measure that approximates the peak noise that can be expected from the road.

A measure of the steady noise contributed by the general (remote) traffic-stream is the L 90 value—that is, the value that is exceeded for 90 per cent of the time.The interpretation of the results applies to free-flowing traffic travelling on essentially level roads at constant speeds of 40 km/h and upwards, in which cases tyre/road noise is assumed to dominate (although in some countries it is possible that tyre/road noise does not dominate at 40 km/h when the proportion of heavy vehicles is high).