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Annoyance from railway vibration in residential environments: factors of importance when considering exposure-response relationships

Peris, E, Woodcock, JS, Sica, G, Moorhouse, AT, Waddington, DC and Peris, E 2012, Annoyance from railway vibration in residential environments: factors of importance when considering exposure-response relationships , in: Acoustics 2012 Hong Kong, 13th - 18th May 2012, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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    Abstract

    Railway induced vibration is an important source of annoyance in residential environments. Annoyance increases with vibration magnitude. However, these correlations between annoyance and physical ratings are weak. This suggests that vibration-induced annoyance is governed by more than just vibration level, and that simple exposure-response relationships alone sometimes do not provide sufficient information for understanding the wide variation in annoyance reactions. Results of investigations made on factors coming into play when considering an exposure-response relationship between level of vibration and annoyance are presented here. Examples of these factors are time of day, situational factors, personal and attitudinal factors. This was achieved using data from case studies comprised of face-to-face interviews (N=931) and internal vibration measurements collected within the study ―Human Response to Vibration in Residential Environments‖ by the University of Salford. This work will be of interest to researchers and environmental health practitioners involved in the assessment of vibration complaints, as well as to planners and consultants involved in the design of buildings and railways. [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
    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 13:59
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:31
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/24161

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