NOISE BARRIER DESIGN HANDBOOK
This handbook is intended to be a tool for use by the highway designer to aid in the design of noise abatement barriers. It provides a means of defining the geometric configuration of a barrier to produce a desired noise reduction, and also provides a design evaluation and selection procedure in which specific barriers are detailed, and then evaluated in terms of cost, acoustical characteristics, and non-acoustical characteristics (such as durability, ease of maintenance, safety, aesthetics and community acceptance). This handbook guides the designer in the preparation of a design which he believes will be accepted by the community and perform as desired both acoustically and non-acoustically, for reasonable cost.
- Sponsored by DOT, Federal Highway Administration.
Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Incorporated1701 North Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, VA United States
- SIMPSON, M A
- Publication Date: 1976-2
- Pagination: 265 p.
- TRT Terms: Acceptance; Acoustic properties; Aesthetics; Costs; Design; Durability; Evaluation; Handbooks; Maintenance; Noise barriers; Safety
- Subject Areas: Design; Finance; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00158091
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-76- 58 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8287
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM