This high-speed rail system noise assessment is in two parts: (a) a noise assessment procedure for the environmental impact analysis of high-speed rail systems and (b) a discussion of the noise characteristics of high-speed trains, including conventional steel wheel and steel rail trains and magnetically levitated (maglev) trains. Aerodynamic noise dominates the wayside noise levels at speeds above 150 mph. The result is that maglev and conventional tracked trains can have similar noise levels at high speeds. A procedure for estimating noise impact corridors for high-speed rail is used in an example.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 119-121
  • Monograph Title: Energy and environment 1990: transportation-induced noise and air pollution
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  • Accession Number: 00497412
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030905009X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM