Summary of European High-Speed Rail Noise and Vibration Measurements

Noise and ground-borne vibration measurements of European high-speed train operations were carried out during May 1995. The measurements were performed by the staff of Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc. (HMMH) for the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), under subcontract to DeLeuw Cather & Company (DCCO). The purpose of this program was to document wayside noise and vibration levels for representative European high-speed trainsets as a function of distance, speed and consist, with the ultimate objective of developing suitable guidance manual models for high-speed rail noise and vibration projection. Wayside noise and vibration measurements were carried out on high-speed trains in three countries, including the TGV and Eurostar trains in France, the Pendolino trains in Italy and the X2000 trains in Sweden. The measurement locations, procedures, equipment and results are described in this report.

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    Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Incorporated

    15 New England Executive Park
    Burlington, MA  United States  01803

    DeLeuw, Cather and Company

    1133 15th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20005-2701

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1996-4


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 158p

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  • Accession Number: 01679505
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HMMH Report No. 293630-2
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 13 2018 12:13PM