NOISE AND VIBRATION CONTROL FOR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

A BRIEF, MILDLY TECHNICAL INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD OF ACOUSTICS IS PRESENTED, ALONG WITH A SURVEY OF THE CURRENT STATUS OF ACOUSTIC MEASUREMENT. PHYSIOLOGICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, AND OTHER EFFECTS OF NOISE AND VIBRATION ARE DISCUSSED. THE PRINCIPAL CAUSES OF NOISE FROM HIGHWAY, RAIL, AND AIR TRAFFIC ARE DESCRIBED, AND ATTENTION IS DIRECTED TOWARD NOISE CONTROL AT THE SOURCE AND OVER THE TRANSMISSION PATH. RELATIVELY NOISY AND QUIET FUTURE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS ARE IDENTIFIED. NOISE POLICY ALTERNATIVES OPEN TO A TRANSPORTATION AGENCY ARE DEFINED. TWELVE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MADE CONCERNING NOISE REGULATIONS, SOUND PRESSURE LEVELS ACCEPTABLE UNDER GIVEN CONDITIONS, LAND USE AND CONSTRUCTION, AND DIRECTIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESEARCH. PARTICULAR ATTENTION IS GIVEN TO TRAFFIC NOISE, WHICH IS THE MOST PERVASIVE AND MOST ABRASIVE SOURCE OF NOISE IN THE ENVIRONMENT.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rr 168, 52 PP, 32 FIG, 22 TAB, 55 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ontario Department of Highways

    1201 Wilson Avenue
    Toronto, Ontario M3M 1J8,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Harmelink, M D
  • Publication Date: 1970-10

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203514
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 18 1971 12:00AM