transportation noise Articles

  • NASA acts to reduce crawler transporter noise

    The United Space Alliance sought outsideassistance to evaluate and develop noise controlmeasures for NASA’s two CTs at KSC aspart of a modernisation and upgrading program.NASA selected Noise Solutions Inc. (ageneral acoustical contractor) and their subcontractorFaszer Farquharson & Associates ofCalgary, Canada to engage in this project. Thefirst phase of the sound study ...

  • Accurate and efficient prediction of acoustical performance of noise barriers against transport noise pollution

    An improved acoustical wave propagator (I_AWP) technique with high-order absorbing boundary technique is introduced to evaluate the acoustical wave interaction for noise barriers, providing the dual benefit of preserving high numerical accuracy (boundary conditions have been properly treated) and obtaining high computational efficiency (using a larger time step in the calculation). The aim is to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental Noise

    Introduction The ability to hear sounds is a sensory function vital for human survival and communication. However, not all sounds are wanted. 'Unwanted sounds', for which the term 'noise' is normally used, often have their origin in human activities (mainly transport, industry and households). This article addresses environmental noise ­ also referred to in the scientific literature as ...

  • Transport and environment: on the way to a new common transport policy

    The TERM 2006 report examines the environmental performance of the transport sector and finds that it is still unsatisfactory. There is a need to intensify efforts to improve it, not least concerning the sector's contribution to climate change. The Commission's mid-term review of the 2001 Transport White Paper proposes changes that can bring both improvements and negative effects depending on how ...

  • Noise dosimeter - Portable noise measurement technology

    Capturing employees’ exposure to noise with portable technology Whether we like it or not, Health and safety is an integral part of any business today. Firstly, it exists to protect the well being of employees, customers and visitors. Secondly, complying with health and safety regulations makes good business sense too. ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • A holiday from noise pollution

    Tourism is one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world and offers significant benefits, but among the many challenges the industry faces is protecting the local population, environment, and the travellers themselves, from excessive noise.  The modes of transport (especially planes and cars) and mass arrivals at airports, railway stations, and ports and harbours, mark just the ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • CR:245 Portable Noise Monitor – Motor Racing Noise Application case study

    The CR:245 series consists of self contained Portable Environmental Noise Monitors, ideal for short and medium term measurements for applications such as industrial, airport, transport and construction. Both periodic environmental groups and recognised noise events are stored, along with a 7 Day Noise Profile (time history). Operation is very straightforward simply press the start button to ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • Noise pollution: an overview of management strategies

    Noise pollution is one of the most widespread environmental problems. However noise is a very complex issue, not easy to tackle at all. Main difficulties to deal with are the fact that perception of noise is often subjectively and culturally dependent and that its health consequences are not easy to determine. This paper first analyses the different sources of noise and their health effects. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Redesigning urban transport

    The world’s cities are facing unprecedented problems. In Mexico City, Tehran, Kolkata, Bangkok, Shanghai, and hundreds of other cities, the air is no longer safe to breathe. Respiratory illnesses are rampant. In the United States, the number of hours commuters spend sitting frustrated in traffic-congested streets and highways climbs higher each year. In response, forward-thinking city planners ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Measuring Noise Outdoors

    In recent weeks, we have received a number of calls asking for our recommendations on semi-permanent systems for measuring noise outdoors. Well, if you are specifically looking for a data logging integrating averaging sound level meter to undertake your environmental, vehicle ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Queensland Rail – An example in effective noise mapping and noise control implementation for existing rail operations

    There is an increasing trend in the world today to model noise impacts of city-wide infrastructure such as rail, road and industrial activities.  This is particularly true of the European Union, which sought to produce an integrated approach across member states to predict city-wide long term average noise levels. The outcome of such an exercise usually results in production of noise ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • Size, structure and distribution of transport subsidies in Europe

    Transport contributes to several environmental problems such as climate change, air emissions and noise and is at the same time favoured by significant subsidies. An EEA report identifies European transport subsidies worth at least EUR 270 to 290 billion a year. Road transport receives EUR 125 billion in annual subsidies, most of it as infrastructure subsidies, assuming that taxes on road ...

  • Technological solutions and behavioural change needed to decarbonise transport

    While the transport sector contributes significantly to society and the economy it also can cause substantial adverse impacts on the environment, global climate and human health. A new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) analyses key environmental trends with a view to identifying what has improved and what has hampered the past performance of the transport sector. The transport ...

  • MIRA Ltd., EU noise directive testing

    The Company Vehicle engineering specialist, MIRA, is a leading design, development and certification consultancy delivering engineering solutions from individual tests to turnkey vehicle design programmes. MIRA’s customers include vehicle manufacturers and equipment suppliers across the automotive, defence, aerospace and rail sectors. Around 400 dedicated employees, ...

  • Does Noise Pollution cause stress?

    In October 2018 the World Health Organisation (WHO) published their findings from an international investigation into how much noise affects us, including asking 'Does noise pollution cause stress'. It concluded it is one of the top environmental hazards to both physical and mental health and well-being in the European Region. Noise pollution can be defined as unwanted or excessive sound that ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Canarina CUSTIC software · noise forecasting modeling · algorithms 6

    References U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (1976) A Guide to Visual Quality in Noise Barrier Design. California Department of Transportation (1997) Technical Noise Supplement 1st Draft. Benz Kotzen and Colin English (1998) Environmental Noise Barriers: A Guide to their Acoustic and Visual ...

  • Noise monitoring - are you prioritising it at work?

    Hearing loss is a frequent complaint which can affect individuals’ quality of life significantly. We all know someone who suffers from it and maybe take it as something that can be expected depending on the age or the type of work carried out over a long career.  Noise-induced hearing loss is often ignored and remains a forgotten industrial disease despite continued efforts to ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Assessment of noise level due to vehicular traffic at Warangal city, India

    In the light of the rapid growth of vehicles and the ill effects due to noise pollution, there is a need to study noise pollution from the transportation point of view. In this study, an attempt has been made to study noise pollution due to vehicular traffic in Warangal city, India. It was observed that noise levels are increasing with increased traffic volume. Studies also revealed that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • ACOEM: 01dBWebMonitoring, real-time monitoring of environmental noise

    01dBWebMonitoring, a field-proven solution for noise monitoring! Local authorities, airports, road and railway transports, industries…: many professionals have to control environmental noise pollution using short or long-term measurements. With a special attention to such needs, 01dB-Metravib has designed a performing monitoring offer based on short or long-term measurements, suited to all ...


    By ACOEM

  • British-Made Noise Measurement Products Are Best

    Demand for British-made products has never been so high If you are based in the UK and looking for new noise measurement equipment to carry out your noise assessments, it makes sense to start looking for a device manufactured in this country. Benefits of British-Made Noise Measurement ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

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