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Attitudinal factors as determinants of railway vibration annoyance

Peris, E, Woodcock, JS, Sica, G, Sharp, C, Moorhouse, AT, Waddington, DC and Peris, E 2012, Attitudinal factors as determinants of railway vibration annoyance , in: Internoise 2012, 19-22 August 2012, New York.

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The aim of this paper is to identify and understand the role of the attitudinal factors involved in annoyance reported due to railway vibration. Many non-acoustical factors have been identified with various degrees of association with annoyance due to noise exposure. In particular, attitudinal factors have shown a large effect on noise annoyance reporting. However, the novelty of this work lies in the examination of attitudinal factors on vibration annoyance reporting. This is 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. The effect on vibration annoyance of sensitivity to vibration, property damage concern and expected vibration levels is investigated using multivariate modelling and ordinal logistic regression. The conclusions are that attitudinal factors including property damage concern and the individual’s opinion on future vibration levels are related to vibration annoyance, while no significant relationship is seen between self-reported vibration sensitivity and overall annoyance. The implications of these findings for the potential expansion of freight traffic on rail are discussed. [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: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: E Peris
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2012 13:50
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:55

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