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.
Michigan Department of State HighwaysState Highways Building, PO Drawer K
Lansing, MI United States 48904
- Publication Date: 1973-2
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 130 p.
- TRT Terms: Computer programs; Forecasting; Noise; Noise barriers; Pollution; Traffic noise; Urban areas; Vehicle mix
- Geographic Terms: Michigan
- Old TRIS Terms: Response
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Design; Environment; Highways;
- Accession Number: 00261358
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: R-828 Res Rpt
- Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Oct 22 1974 12:00AM