A COMMON EUROPEAN CALCULATION STANDARD FOR TRAFFIC NOISE UTOPIA OR REALITY?

The European Commission's Green Paper on Future Noise Policy has led to debate about harmonisation of noise standards. National calculation standards exist in several countries and give a large variety in results. In addition, the accuracy and applicability of the new ISO 9613 standard is under debate. What are the advantages of a common standard? What quantities do we want to calculate? Which ones are relevant and which can actually be calculated? Should we calculate the noise propagation using empirical methods, or do we need more advanced techniques? Finally, a detailed acoustic description of the source is essential. This paper describes the quantities which are relevant and can be calculated. It also proposes a general method for the calculation of traffic noise. (A) For the covering abstract, see IRRD E100715.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 33-9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00764408
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 1-901656-09-8
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: May 28 1999 12:00AM