Estimation procedure of the descriptor LAeq,T from the stabilization time of the sound pressure level value

Torija Martinez, AJ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5915-3736, Ruiz, DP and Ramos-Ridao, A 2012, 'Estimation procedure of the descriptor LAeq,T from the stabilization time of the sound pressure level value' , Noise and Vibration Worldwide, 43 (1) , pp. 11-18.

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Abstract

Temporal structure of sound pressure level is a key aspect at the time of characterizing urban sound environments. In urban agglomerations, environmental noise levels fluctuate over a large range as a result of the great complexity of these settings, with considerable temporal and spatial heterogeneity. Furthermore, the domain in urban environments of noise sources, such as road traffic, commercial or leisure activities, construction works, etc., together with the occurrence of sudden sound-level maxima events (bells, sirens, vehicles at high traffic speed, honking horns...), which are quite frequent in urban agglomerations, generate the appearance of very high values of the impulsiveness of sound pressure level. This aspect causes a great influence on the time necessary for environmental noise levels to become stabilized, which is a key aspect for the accurate measurement, interpretation and guarantee of a statistically representative sample of a given urban sound environment. Therefore, the goal pursued in this work is to put forth a procedure for the calculation of a value of LAeq,T, representative of a certain urban location in a short-term time period, from the utilization of the value of the stabilization time of the sound pressure level.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Noise and Vibration Worldwide
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0957-4565
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Funders: ‘‘Consejería de Innovacion, Ciencia y Empresa de la Junta de Andalucía’’
Depositing User: Dr Antonio J Torija Martinez
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2019 12:33
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2019 12:45
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/53226

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