MEASUREMENT OF TRAFFIC NOISE SHIELDING PROVIDED BY BUILDINGS

This paper presents a comparison between some current prediction methods for traffic noise shielding by buildings and the actual measured attenuations in typical residential areas. Generally, it was found that the method developed by the Department of Environment in the UK gives a reasonably accurate prediction of attenuation by shielding in fairly simple situations. In more complex situations, and particularly where a receiving position is close to a significant shielding structure, such as a building, the attenuation obtained is underpredicted by the DOE method, thus the design facade levels for the rear of a building are overpredicted; however, in some other situations, the DOE method overpredicts the attenuation obtained. The attenuations measured for individual noise events under nominally identical conditions are shown to have large variations in attenuation. (Author)

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    Applied Science Publishers Limited

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  • Authors:
    • LAWRENCE, A
    • BURGESS, M
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00334001
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM