ANALYSIS OF VIBRATIONS FROM ROAD TRAFFIC AND CONSTRUCTION SITES, AND ITS PROPAGATION

ANALYSE DER ENTSTEHUNG UND AUSBREITUNG VON ERSCHUETTERUNGEN AUS DEM STRASSENVERKEHR UND STRASSENBAUSTELLEN

MUCH INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE EFFECTS OF VIBRATIONS ON BUILDINGS AND PEOPLE, BUT LESS IS KNOWN ABOUT THE ORIGIN AND PROPAGATION OF VIBRATIONS FROM TRAFFIC AND MEANS OF REDUCING THE VIBRATION FROM ROADS AND ROAD CONSTRUCTION SITES. ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT MEASURES TAKEN TO REDUCE THE VIBRATIONS FROM ROADS AND ROAD CONSTRUCTION SITES ARE MOST EFFECTIVE WHEN APPLIED AT THE SOURCE OF THE VIBRATION, OR CLOSE TO IT, THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES ARE TO BE MADE OF THE MECHANICAL PROCESSES AT THE VIBRATION SOURCE AND IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA SURROUNDING IT.