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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by DOT, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Incorporated

    1701 North Fort Myer Drive
    Arlington, VA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • SIMPSON, M A
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 265 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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