The propagation of railway noise in residential areas for two commonly occurring situations was investigated: shielding by typical two-storey terraced houses parallel to the railway line, and propagation of railway noise between two rows of two-storey terraced houses perpendicular to the railway line. The investigations were made through a series of field measurements in residential areas. Conclusions have been drawn from the analyses of the recordings; analyses being for spectral and peak dB(A). Investigation was also made into the transmission loss of railway noise through a window. Transmission losses of approximately 29 dB(A) and 11 dB(A) were obtained for a closed window and an open window respectively. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Southampton University, England

    Institute of Sound and Vibration Research
    Southampton S09 5NH, Hampshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • GILL, H S
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

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  • Pagination: 120 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00145808
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ISVR-TR-73
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM