This paper presents a simple analytical model for predicting wayside noise levels attributed to moving rail rapid transit trains. The physical problem treated by the model is defined as follows: given the receptor location relative to the rail track, the characteristics of passing trains (e.g., speed, length, headway, and the type of train), the rail track configuration (e.g., with or without sound barrier, and at-grade, elevated, or depressed roadbed), and the time period of interest, find the cumulative noise distribution at the receptor. The model provides a convenient method for analyzing potential community rail noise impacts for use in the planning and design of rapid transit projects.

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  • Pagination: p. 217-220

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  • Accession Number: 00152444
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Noise Control Engineering
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1981 12:00AM