POLLUTION OF MICHIGAN URBAN ATMOSPHERES BY HIGHWAY-GENERATED NOISE

In cooperation with FHWA, Michigan instituted a study of highway-generated noise with six specific objectives in mind. Each of the project objectives is examined in the light of recent accomplishments by researchers in other states, countries, and consulting firms. The six objectives were 1) assemble a bibliography of pertinent noise literature, 2) determine and characterize the sound spectra of vehicles in the traffic stream, 3) determine and characterize the composite sound spectra radiating from different sites, carrying various mixtures of vehicles, 4) develop an accurate computer program that would predict the noise spectrum radiating from a highway under any given set of known conditions, 5) conduct experiments to try and validate the reported correlation between the Zwicker method and human subjective response, 6) determine a practical and economical combination of materials and configuration for the construction of highway barriers.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Michigan Department of State Highways

    State Highways Building, PO Drawer K
    Lansing, MI  United States  48904
  • Publication Date: 1973-2

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 130 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00261358
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-828 Res Rpt
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1974 12:00AM