WHEEL/RAIL NOISE AND VIBRATION. VOLUME I: MECHANICS OF WHEEL/RAIL NOISE GENERATION

The final reports are reported of a project to develop a basic understanding of urban transit wheel/rail noise control measures. Analytical models of impedance, response, radiation efficiency, and directivity of wheels and rails are presented and compared with field and laboratory measurements. Analytical formulas for the prediction of noise in the three general categories of wheel/rail noise - squeal, impact, and roar - are presented and verified by comparison with laboratory measurements as well as field measurements using a small steel-wheeled personal rapid transit vehicle on a test track. Volume one deals with the theory of wheel/rail noise generation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, Mass. See also PB-237 012, and Vol. 2, PB-244 515.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • REMINGTON, P J
    • Rudd, M J
    • Ver, I L
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 210 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092340
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-75-1 Final Rpt., UMTA-MA-06-0025-7510
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-644
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1981 12:00AM