PROPAGATION OF TRAFFIC NOISE IN TYPICAL URBAN SITUATIONS
Field measurements have been carried out to investigate the propagation of traffic noise for ten different road and housing configurations. The shielding produced by a substantial brickwall parallel to a main road, and the effect of an aperture in such a barrier, has been measured and results compared with data for open grassland. Shielding by rows of houses flanking a main road and noise propagation along side-roads branching off main roads has been investigated in detail, and empirical curves are presented for prediciting levels of L sub 10 in such situations.
National Physical LaboratoryTeddington, England
- Delany, M E
- Copeland, W C
- Payne, R C
- Publication Date: 1971-10
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 45 p.
- TRT Terms: Housings; Noise barriers; Sound level; Traffic noise; Urban areas
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00261128
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Ac 54
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 22 1974 12:00AM