IN-SERVICE PERFORMANCE AND COSTS OF METHODS TO CONTROL URBAN RAIL SYSTEM NOISE. TEST AND EVALUATION PLAN

This interim report is the test and evaluation plan, the second report of a study to investigate the effectiveness of four techniques for reducing wheel/rail noise in rail rapid-transit systems (resilient wheels, damped wheels, wheel truing, and rail grinding). The previous report covered experimental design. The ultimate goal is to provide sufficient information to allow a transit system with given track and car conditions and budgetary constraints to determine the mix of the available methods of control of wheel/rail noise which will result in the greatest overall benefit. The purpose of this report is to detail the methods and equipment that will be used to collect, manage, and reduce the data on both acoustic performance and costs of the four noise control methods.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Wilson, Ihrig and Associates, Inc., Oakland, Calif. and De Leuw, Cather and Co., Philadelphia, Pa. See also report dated May 76, PB-257 200.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Wilson, Ihrig and Associates

    5776 Broadway
    Oakland, CA  United States  94618

    De Leuw, Cather and Company

    121 North Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19107

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Rail Technology, 400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Saurenman, H J
    • Holowaty, M C
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 67 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167323
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-76-17 Intrm Rpt., UMTA-MA-06-0025-77-10
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1053
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1981 12:00AM