Priorization of acoustic variables : environmental decision support for the physical characterization of urban sound environments

Torija Martinez, AJ ORCID:, Genaro, N, Ruiz, DP, Ramos-Ridao, A, Zamorano, M and Requena, I 2010, 'Priorization of acoustic variables : environmental decision support for the physical characterization of urban sound environments' , Building and Environment, 45 , pp. 1477-1489.

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Environmental noise is a factor with a significant impact on personal well-being. One of the principal challenges of urban planning is the creation of urban spaces capable of providing inhabitants with a high quality of life. Consequently urban spaces must be planned with an acceptable sound level and quality. For this purpose, it is necessary to design a tool capable of accurately characterizing the urban sound environment. This article describes a priorization of acoustic variables, which will ultimately help to make decisions in the characterization of environmental urban noise. This study describes the development of a model to characterize sound environments, in urban agglomerations, which takes into account both temporal and spatial structure. The results obtained point to the influence of the variables related to the evolution of sound pressure on the calculation of the sound pressure level. They also reflect the influence of the sound pressure level corrected by the variability of the sound pressure, as well as the benefits derived from an optimal selection of variables in the characterization of the sound environment.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Policy brief about this research summarising my PhD: -Science for Environment Policy. DG Environment News Alert Service, Issue 190, March 2010. see:
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Building and Environment
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0360-1323
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Funders: Consejerıa de Innovacion, Ciencia y Empresa de la Junta de Andalucıa
Depositing User: Dr Antonio J Torija Martinez
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2019 15:07
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 03:30

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