The noise radiated by high speed railway trains is generated predominantly by the vibration of the rails and the wheels and a close relationship has been observed experimentally between vehicle speed and rail-wheel noise levels measured on the dBA scale. This relationship has been incorporated in a simple acoustic model of a train and the model used to predict the peak noise levels experienced during the passage of conventional British Railway stock. The predictions have shown a 95% probability of being within 5 dB of observed results: the predictive method is to be used as part of a larger model for the prediction of community noise reaction.

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    Acoustics Group of the Physical Society of London

    Postfach 347
    D-7000 Stuttgart 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Peters, S
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 318-321
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 28
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: C S HIRZEL VERLAG
    • ISSN: 0001-7884

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050427
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM