THE WILLIAMSBURG CONFERENCE ON NOISE RESEARCH; A TECHNICAL CONFERENCE TO DEVELOP A PLAN OF NEEDED NOISE RESEARCH
In this conference on surface transportation noise, one of the most frequent themes discussed by the various panels pertains to the refinement of standardized measurement and test procedures for all types of vehicles with emphasis placed on the problems of site variability. A further concern relates to the often times inadequate base of data on the realworld use of the equipment in question, and the absolute or relative noise exposure of operators and/or bystanders. Lacking broadly accepted information on these factors, relative community annoyance, and in some cases, operator hearing damage risk cannot be readily related to simple tests, and maximum recommended or regulated sound levels cannot be firmly established which afford adequate protection against undesirable effects. A strong need was generally expressed, therefore, for measurement and evaluation methods, for both new products and those in service, which would be as simple and broadly understandable as possible, including laboratory tests, that would be based upon representative equipment operating modes and that would, thus, be directly relatable to the needs of the community and/or the operator.
New York, NY USA 10017
- Publication Date: 1973
- Pagination: 39 p.
- TRT Terms: Conferences; Equipment; Evaluation; Location; Measurement; Noise; Noise control; Operators (Persons); Research; Social values; Sound level; Traffic noise
- Uncontrolled Terms: Building sites; Operator
- Old TRIS Terms: Community values
- Subject Areas: Economics; Environment; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Society;
- Accession Number: 00081527
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM