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A good practice guide on the sources and magnitude of uncertainty arising in the practical measurement of environmental noise

Craven, N.J. and Kerry, G 2007, A good practice guide on the sources and magnitude of uncertainty arising in the practical measurement of environmental noise , University of Salford.

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    Abstract

    A brief introduction to measurement uncertainty, uncertainty budgets, and inter-comparison exercises (repeated measurements), is provided in Chapter 2. The procedure forformulating an uncertainty budget and evaluating magnitudes is outlined in greater detail in Chapter 3. A flow chart summarising this process, and a checklist for the identification of sources of measurement uncertainty are included at the end of the chapter. Two example measurement exercises with corresponding uncertainty budgets are presented in Chapter 4. Some of the more commonly encountered sources of measurement uncertainty are outlined in Chapter5. Where possible, information on magnitudes or pointers to where that information can be found are included. The more important sources of uncertainty are highlighted, and “good practice guidelines” provided to help the practitioner identify means of reducing their effect. Case studies illustrating some of the points made in Chapter 5,and listing of relevant guidelines and further reading are provided in the Appendices.

    Item Type: Book
    Contributors: Waddington, DC(Contributor)
    Additional Information: This is the May 2007 version. The original edition was October 2001.
    Themes: Built and Human Environment
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Acoustics Research Centre
    Publisher: University of Salford
    Refereed: Yes
    ISBN: 0954164903
    Funders: Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
    Depositing User: DC Waddington
    Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2012 11:38
    Last Modified: 19 Jan 2014 23:04
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/20640

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