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Human response to vibration from passenger and freight railway traffic in residential environments

Woodcock, JS, Sharp, C, Sica, G, Peris, E, Moorhouse, AT, Waddington, DC and Peris, E 2012, Human response to vibration from passenger and freight railway traffic in residential environments , in: ICSV19, 8-12 July 2012, Vilnius, Lithuania.

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Abstract

Exposure-response relationships for the human response to vibration and noise from railway activities in residential environments have been derived recently in the UK. These relationships are the outcome of a large scale field study funded by Defra (UK) in which response, mainly in terms of annoyance, was measured via face-to-face interviews with residents in their own homes and vibration exposure was determined via measurement and prediction techniques. These exposure-response relationships, which describe annoyance as a function of vibration exposure, were in terms of all activities from the railway. In this paper, data collected from this study is further explored to investigate differences in annoyance elicited by different sources of railway vibration (namely passenger trains, freight trains, and track maintenance). Consideration is given to the times of day in which freight activities occur. Preliminary exposure-response relationships are presented and compared with relationships derived for all railway activities. It is shown that there is a significant difference between annoyance responses for different sources of railway vibration (Kruskal-Wallace, p < 0.001). [Work funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) UK and EU FP7 through the Cargovibes project]

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
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: 01 Oct 2012 13:44
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:31
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/24162

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