In Denmark - as well as in the rest of Scandinavia - no official code has yet been released for prediction of perceptible vibrations and structure-borne noise transmitted from railway lines. Therefore, as part of the planning of a new 64 km high-speed railway line in the Copenhagen area, a prediction model developed by Ingemansson Technology was adapted in order to predict the number of residences influenced by vibrations and structure-borne noise. The primary elements in the methodology were: (1) A semi-analytical model based on literature and experience, covering parameters such as train speed, track type and building construction; (2) Source strength measurements covering passenger trains at 200 km/h and freight trains at typical speeds; (3) Transmission measurements from the track side to the inside of typical residences; and (4) A systematic procedure to enumerate the influenced residences along the track, based on a national registration database of buildings. This paper covers one of the derived problems involved in interpreting the uncertainty of the results. For the covering abstract see IRRD E104312.


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  • Pagination: p. 1839-48
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    • Volume: 3

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  • Accession Number: 00790221
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-9622072-3-3
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2000 12:00AM