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Differences in response to vibration induced in residential environments by railway and construction activities

Woodcock, JS, Peris, E, Sica, G, Moorhouse, AT, Waddington, DC and Peris, E 2012, Differences in response to vibration induced in residential environments by railway and construction activities , in: Acoustics 2012 Hong Kong, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 13th - 18th May 2012.

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    Abstract

    This paper summarizes the results of the Defra (UK) funded project ‘NANR209: Human response to vibration in residential environments’. The main aim of this project was to develop exposure-response relationships for the human response to environmental vibration as experienced by residents in their own homes. The sources of vibration considered were railway, construction, and internal sources outside of the resident’s control. In this study, 1431 questionnaires were completed with UK residents in their own homes to determine self reported annoyance. Measurements of vibration inside and outside residences were conducted to determine each resident’s vibration exposure. Presented in this paper are exposure-response relationships derived from these data indicating the percentage of people expressing annoyance above a given threshold for a given vibration exposure. In particular, this paper reports the differences in responses to vibration induced by railway and construction activities.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Themes: Built and Human Environment
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Acoustics Research Centre
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
    Refereed: Yes
    Depositing User: E Peris
    Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2012 13:57
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:31
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/24160

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