PREDICTION AND CONTROL OF NOISE AND VIBRATION IN RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEMS

The purpose of this report is to present a balanced introductory view of noise from rail transportation systems and its control, and to provide references to more specialized material. The emphasis is on urban transit systems. However, data on intercity passenger and freight trains are included. The noise environments treated include community noise and vibration near rail lines, vehicle interior noise of urban and intercity passenger trains, locomotive cab noise, and noise in stations and tunnels. For each environment, some or all of the following topics are addressed: measured noise and vibration levels and spectra; prediction and control of noise and vibration; measurement methods; and applicable standards, specifications, and criteria.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kurzweil, L G
    • LOTZ, R
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 124 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197435
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-78-38 Final Rpt., UMTA-MA-06-0025-78-8
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1981 12:00AM