POSSIBILITIES OF HAVING QUIETER GOODS VEHICLES. TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE WITH A VIEW TO APPLICATION IN THE NETHERLANDS

MOGELIJKHEDEN TOT HET VERKNIJGEN VAN STILLERE VRACHTWAGENS. STAND VAN KENNIS EN TECHNOLOGIE MET HET OOG OP TOEPASSING BIJ HET NEDERLANDSE VRACHTWAGENPARK

Noise emission from the current generation of heavy goods vehicles is about 10 db higher than noise from private cars. Reduction of this noise would have a major impact on the noise level near roads. An analysis of two representative traffic situations, one on a motorway and one on an urban road, showed that the reduction in the noise emitted by goods vehicles should not be much less than 10 db, based on a maximum db(a) level for the vehicle as it passes a given point, if a significant reduction in emission levels for all traffic is to be achieved. However, an emission reduction of much more than 10 db is technically not feasible because of noise caused by tyres. According to various authors a reduction of 10 db is technically possible. Introduction of a number of measures at one time would be technically preferable to a step by step method (5 db each time for example). /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ministry of Public Health & Environ, Netherlands

    8-12 Dr Reijersstraat
    Leidschendam,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Vonker, JCO
    • Cauberg, JJM
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 128 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195659
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1979 12:00AM