Because of continuing increase in traffic volume and in the number of roads and consequently increasing traffic noise exposures and because of a shortly expected Dutch law against noise nuisance, traffic noise prediction has become of great importance. From the different possible models a digital line source model was chosen and developed. The model is briefly discussed. In order to achieve sufficient precision, experiments were executed on the screening of a dyke and on the combination of screening and reflection between houses on both sides of a street. The screening of the dyke appeared to follow accurately Maekawa's data of screening of a point source by a wide barrier. The screening in case of houses on both sides of a street could be approximated best by using the screening concept of a line source. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Nederlands Akoestisch Genootschap

    Postbus 162
    Delft,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Kok, W C
  • Publication Date: 1976-12


  • Dutch

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  • Accession Number: 00163980
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM