METHOD OF PREDICTING LEQ (TIME-AVERAGED MEAN-SQUARE SOUND PRESSURE) CREATED BY URBAN TRAFFIC

The time-averaged overall mean-square sound pressure created by statistically stationary traffic travelling a finite, straight road segment is determined explicitly. This result is extended to a system of roads by using digital simulation. Theoretical predictions for a typical urban conurbation show encouraging agreement with measured values. Therefore the technique appears to offer a practical means of evaluating community plans before the introduction of road systems and changes in trunk routes and traffic controls, etc, are realized.(a) /TRRL/

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  • Authors:
    • Yeow, K W
    • Popplewell, N
    • MacKay, JFW
  • Publication Date: 1977-7-8

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  • Accession Number: 00165664
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM