This report documents the results of a vibration measurement program conducted on 14-15 August 1980 in the Midwood Section of Brooklyn, New York, next to the tracks of the Brighton Line of the New York City Transit Authority. The test was conducted by the Transportation Systems Center (TSC) for the Urban Mass Transportation Administration. The purpose of this test was to expand the data base being developed by the TSC for the prediction of ground-borne noise and vibration from nearby transit systems. A two-story home of a private citizen at 1546 East 16th Street in Brooklyn, was instrumented with six vibration transducers in several of the rooms and on the outside patio in order to obtain a measure of the ground and structural vibration levels resulting from the passby of rapid transit trains on the nearby tracks. This house was built on the old roadbed of the Long Island Railroad in 1943 and stands approximately 30 feet from the near track of the four-track right-of-way of the Brighton Line.

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 54 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00343023
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-81-7 Final Rpt., UMTA-MA-06-0099-81-2
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM