TRUCK NOISE III-D. THE ECONOMICS OF QUIETING THE FREIGHTLINER CAB-OVER-ENGINE DIESEL TRUCK
This report presents the results of a study of the costs of quieting a heavy cabover-engine diesel tractor. The first four sections deal with the effects of possible noise control treatments on the fuel consumption, maintenance requirement, and cargo capacity of a truck engaged in general cargo haulage. The remainder of the report describes the development and use of an optimization technique for determining, for a desired truck noise level, the combination of treatments that has the least adverse cost impact. Cost impact is expressed in terms of a discounted cash flow index. A similar analysis is performed in Appendix A for trucks engaged in bulk haulage and for trucks engaged in general cargo haulage operations under the condition of a rise in fuel price from $0.30 to $0.60 per gallon.
- See also PB-235 393. Prepared in cooperation with Freightliner Corp., Portland, Oreg.
Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Incorporated50 Moulton Street
Cambridge, MA United States 02138
Office of Noise Abatement400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
Freightliner Corporation2525 SW Third Avenue
Portland, OR United States 97201
- Fax, G E
- Kaye, M C
- Publication Date: 1974-10
- Pagination: 112 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Costs; Damping (Physics); Diesel engines; Diesel trucks; Engines; Fuel consumption; Mufflers; Noise; Noise control; Sound level; Traffic noise; Trucks; Vibration isolation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis; Noise reduction
- Old TRIS Terms: Cab over engine truck; Truck engines; Truck noise; Vibration isolators
- Subject Areas: Energy; Environment; Finance; Highways; Motor Carriers; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00090416
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: BBN-2563
- Files: NTIS, TRIS
- Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM