PREDICTION OF WAYSIDE NOISE FROM RAIL TRANSIT VEHICLES

This paper focuses on the prediction of wayside noise from rail vehicles. The prediction procedure, taken from work sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration, consists of: (1) prediction of the maximum A-weighted pass-by noise level at a distance of 50 ft (15 m) from the center line of a continuously welded at-grade track; (2) application of correction factors that take into account wheel and rail condition, radiation from elevated structures, and track design; and (3) application of correction factors that take into account the distance from the track to the observer, the train length, and the intervening terrain.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the International Conference on Noise Control Engineering held in Washington, D.C., September 30-October 2, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Noise Control Engineering

    Iowa State University, 210 Marston Hall
    Ames, IA  USA  50011-2153

    Institute of Noise Control Engineering

    Iowa State University, 210 Marston Hall
    Ames, IA  USA  50011-2153

    Institute of Noise Control Engineering

    Iowa State University, 210 Marston Hall
    Ames, IA  USA  50011-2153
  • Authors:
    • Manning, J E
    • Kurzwell, L G
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 265-268

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084117
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1982 12:00AM