Acoustic aspects of railway vehicle design are complicated by lightweight construction. Noise transmission is greater and enforces design constraints much like those applied to highway vehicles and aircraft. It is concluded that more needs to be done about rail vehicle acoustic design with primary emphasis on acoustic transmission properties of the suspension components, the mounting of engines and auxiliary equipment, and the properties of body structure with respect to stressed skin construction and sound deadening treatments. Design techniques can now fix ways in which the external noise field and aerodynamics contribute to interior noise level.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mechanical Engineering Publications

    Penthouse 1, 15 West 55th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Eade, P W
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 34-40
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147687
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM