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Estimation of vibration exposure in residential environments

Sica, G, Woodcock, JS, Peris, E, Koziel, Z, Moorhouse, AT and Waddington, DC 2011, Estimation of vibration exposure in residential environments , in: 10th International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem (ICBEN) 2011, London, UK, 24-28 July 2011, London.

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Abstract

The University of Salford has derived an exposure-response relationship for vibration in residential environments. Vibration measurements have been used for assessing the human exposure alongside a social study questionnaire based on face-to-face interviews for quantifying the human response. This paper deals with the exposure side of the study. In order to cover the wide range of exposures affecting the living environment, various types of vibration activity have been measured, namely: railway, construction and domestic activity. Different and novel measurement approaches have been adopted for assessing the internal vibration exposure in almost 1,000 dwellings. This paper describes the methodologies used for deriving the est imate of the exposure for each vibration source considered and also provides some results. [Work funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) UK]

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Acoustics Research Centre
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: DC Waddington
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2011 16:29
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:18
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/19133

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