HIGHWAY NOISE: A DESIGN GUIDE FOR HIGHWAY ENGINEERS

VARIOUS METHODS OF ASSESSING NOISE, LOUDNESS, AND NOISE ANNOYANCE ARE REVIEWED AND EXPLAINED; SOURCES, TYPES, AND INTENSITIES OF TRAFFIC NOISE ARE NOTED; TYPICAL MEANS OF ABATEMENT AND ATTENUATION ARE DESCRIBED; DESIGN CRITERIA FOR VARIOUS LAND USES RANGING FROM LOW-DENSITY TO INDUSTRIAL ARE SUGGESTED AND COMPARED WITH THE RESULTS OF PREVIOUS BBN AND BRITISH SYSTEMS FOR PREDICTING ANNOYANCE AND COMPLAINT; AND A DESIGN GUIDE FOR PREDICTING TRAFFIC NOISE, CAPABLE OF BEING PROGRAMMED FOR BATCH AND ON-LINE COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, IS PRESENTED IN FORM SUITABLE FOR USE AS A WORKING TOOL. A FLOW DIAGRAM DESCRIBES THE INTERRELATIONSHIPS OF ELEMENTS IN THE TRAFFIC NOISE PREDICTION METHODOLOGY, AND EACH ELEMENT IS DISCUSSED IN DETAIL IN THE TEXT. THE TEXT IS PRESENTED OF A TAPE RECORDING THAT TAKES THE LISTENER THROUGH A SERIES OF TRAFFIC SITUATIONS, WITH SUCH VARIABLES AS TRAFFIC DISTANCE, FLOW VELOCITY, DISTANCE, OUTDOORS AND INDOORS, AND PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF ABSORBERS AND ATTENUATORS.

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  • Authors:
    • Gordon, C G
    • Galloway, W J
    • Kugler, B A
    • Nelson, D L
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 79 p
  • Serial:
    • NCHRP Report
    • Issue Number: 117
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0077-5614

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203586
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 13 2001 12:00AM