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Human response to vibration in residential environments (NANR209), Technical report 6: Determination of exposure-response relationships

Woodcock, JS, Peris, E, Condie, J, Sica, G, Koziel, Z, Evans, TA, Moorhouse, AT, Steele, A and Waddington, DC 2012, Human response to vibration in residential environments (NANR209), Technical report 6: Determination of exposure-response relationships , Technical Report, Defra.

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    This technical report presents the development of exposure-response relationships for the human response to vibration in residential environments. The data used to formulate the relationships presented in this report are those which were collected for the Defra funded project “NANR209: Human response to vibration in residential environments”, the main aim of which was the development of exposure-response relationships. Vibration caused by railway traffic, construction work, and internal sources outside of the residents’ control were considered. Response data was collected via face to face interviews with residents in their own homes. The questionnaire was presented as a neighbourhood satisfaction survey and gathered information on, among other things, annoyance caused by vibration and noise exposure. Development and implementation of the questionnaire used for the collection of response data is discussed in Technical Report 2 and Technical Report 5. Vibration exposure was determined via measurement and prediction in such a way that, where possible, an estimation of internal vibration exposure was established for each residence in which a questionnaire was completed. The measurement procedures and methods employed to estimate vibration exposure are detailed in Technical Report 1 and Technical Report 3. Estimations of noise exposure were also derived for each residence using the methods detailed in Technical Report 4.

    Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: whole body vibration, annoyance, noise, annoyance from railway vibration, annoyance from construction vibration, exposure-response
    Themes: Built and Human Environment
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Acoustics Research Centre
    Publisher: Defra
    Funders: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
    Depositing User: JS Woodcock
    Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2012 16:23
    Last Modified: 19 Jan 2014 23:12
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