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Two algorithms for the sorting of unknown train vibration signals into freight and passenger train categories

Sharp, Calum, Waddington, DC, Woodcock, JS, Sica, G, Peris, E and Moorhouse, AT 2012, Two algorithms for the sorting of unknown train vibration signals into freight and passenger train categories , in: Acoustics 2012 Nantes Conference, 23-27 April 2012, Nantes, France.

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    Abstract

    The human response to railway noise has been well researched; however, there is a need to further research the human response to railway vibration, freight in particular. To facilitate this, two algorithms have been constructed with the aim of sorting unknown train vibration signals into freight and passenger train categories so that they can be further analysed. 307 known train vibration signals measured close to the railway were analysed to determine which signal properties, if any, are identifiably different for freight and passenger train vibration signals. These data were collected within the Defra funded UK study “Human Response to Vibration in Residential Environments” conducted by the University of Salford. Several signal properties were found to be statistically significantly different for freight and passenger train vibration signals, all of which relate either to the duration of the signal event or its frequency content. These differences were used to successfully create two algorithms that are capable of sorting unknown train signals into freight and passenger train categories at a relatively high level of accuracy. The methodology used in creating the algorithms, their level of accuracy and recommendations for their use are presented in this paper.

    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
    Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the Acoustics 2012 Nantes Conference
    Refereed: No
    Depositing User: C Sharp
    Date Deposited: 14 May 2012 10:47
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:27
    References: Appl. Acoust., 64, 89-109 (2003) [4] E. Öhrström, “Effects of Exposure to Railway Noise – A Comparison Bewteen Areas with and without Vibration, J. Sound Vib., 205(4), 555-560 (1997) [5] E. Peris, J. Woodcock, G. Sica, A. T. Moorhouse and D. C. Waddington, “Annoyance due to Railway Vibration at Different Times of the Day”, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 131(2), EL191-EL196 (2012) [6] D. Waddington, A. Moorhouse, A. Steele, J. Woodcock, J. Condie, E. Peris, G. Sica and Z. Koziel, “Human Response to Vibration in Residential Environments (NANR209), Final Project Report”, DEFRA, London, (2011) [7] J. S. Long, “Regression Models for Categorical and Limited Dependent Values”, Sage Publications, Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA (1997)
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/22682

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