SOUND ATTENUATION BY BARRIERS

The excess attenuation by a barrier parallel to an incoherent line source is shown to be calculable from the excess attenuation of sound emanating from a few points on the line source. Engineering extimates for the required length of an efficient barrier parrallel to a line source yield an aspect angle for the barrier equal to 95% of the aspect angle of the line source. The sound transmission through a barrier is found to be negligible for a typical automomotive traffic noise spectrum if the mass per unit area of the barrier exceeds 4lb/ft2.

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    Elsevier Publishing Company, Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Kurze, U J
  • Publication Date: 1971-1

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  • Accession Number: 00261372
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1974 12:00AM