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Calculation of noise in residential environments

Koziel, Z, Peris, E, Woodcock, JS, Sica, G, Moorhouse, AT and Waddington, DC 2011, Calculation of noise 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 DEFRA funded project “Human Response to Vibration in Residential Environments” investigates relationships between human response in residential areas, primarily in terms of annoyance, and combined effects from exposure to vibration and noise. This paper focuses on the results from the analysis of noise exposure in this study, in particular from construction work and railway traffic. The exposures for railway traffic noise sources were obtained and calculated according to a routine based on Calculation of Railway Noise (Department of Transport 1995) and “Additional railway noise source terms for 'Calculation of Railway Noise (2007)” (Department of Transport 2007). On the other hand, exposure from construction work was calculated based on measurements of the various sources at different locations. This paper compares noise exposures from those sources in terms of level of noise, frequency content, distance from source to receiver, and the environment in which residents are exposed to noise and the reported annoyance. To conclude, the paper shows the relationships between noise exposure from the different vibration sources and annoyance. [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 16:30
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:18
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/19136

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