STATE-OF-THE-ART REVIEW: PREDICTION AND CONTROL OF GROUNDBORNE NOISE AND VIBRATION FROM RAIL TRANSIT TRAINS

This report provides a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art in the prediction and control of groundborne noise and vibration. Various types of impact criteria are reviewed for groundborne noise and vibration, building damage, and soil settlement. Vibration measurement and evaluation techniques are reviewed and and techniques which have been used by rail transit systems to control groundborne noise and vibration are discussed. These techniques include wheel and rail maintenance, track support system design, floating slabs, resilient wheels, tunnel wall thickness, trenches, and building isolation. Several procedures that have been used to predict groundborne noise and vibration are outlined. Finally, resiliently supported ties, floating slabs, tracks, subway/soil interaction, and radiation from the subway structure, vibration propagation, attenuation in the soil, and building response to groundborne vibration. The first step in the review of the state-of-the-art in groundborne noise and vibration prediction and control was to read and evaluate the references. A bibliography of these references has been published as a separate document entitled: State-of-the-Art Review-Prediction and Control of Groundborne Noise and Vibration from Rail Transit Trains: Annotated Bibliography, May 1982, NTIS order number PB 83-100420, A10. The references included in the annotated Bibliography are listed at the end of this current report. This report uses the same reference numbers as the Annotated however, the references in this document are not annotated.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 222 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00386300
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-06-0049-83-4Intrm Rpt., DOT-TSC-UMTA-83-3
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1796
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 30 1984 12:00AM