Evaluation of noise amelioration treatments within and outside the road reserve

Li, C, Douglas, P, De Silva, S and Peters, J 2004, 'Evaluation of noise amelioration treatments within and outside the road reserve', in Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society, Gold Coast, Australia, 3-5 November 2004, pp. 251-256.


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Collection: Conference Papers

Title Evaluation of noise amelioration treatments within and outside the road reserve
Author(s) Li, C
Douglas, P
De Silva, S
Peters, J
Year 2004
Conference name Transportation Noise and Vibration - The New Millennium
Conference location Gold Coast, Australia
Conference dates 3-5 November 2004
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society
Publisher Australian Acoustical Society
Place of publication Darlinghurst, Australia
Start page 251
End page 256
Total pages 6
Abstract In urban environments road traffic volumes are increasing and the density of living is becoming higher. As a consequence the urban community is being exposed to increasing levels of road traffic noise. It is also evident that the noise reduction potential of within-the-road-reserve treatments such as noise barriers, mounding and pavement surfacing has been exhausted. This paper presents a strategy that involves the comparison of noise ameliorative treatments both within and outside the road reserve. The noise reduction resulting from the within-the-road-reserve component of treatments has been evaluated using a leading application of the CoRTN Model, developed by the UK Department of Transport 1988 [1], and the outside road reserve treatment has been evaluated in accordance with the Australian Standard 3671, Acoustics - Road traffic noise intrusion - Building sitting and construction [5]. The evaluation of noise treatments has been undertaken using a decision support tool (DST) currently being developed under the research program conducted at RMIT University and Department of Main Roads, Queensland. The case study has been based on data from a real project in Queensland, Australia. The research described here was carried out by the Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Construction Innovation [9], in collaboration with Department of Main Roads, Queensland, Department of Public Works, Queensland, Arup Pty. Ltd., Queensland University of technology and RMIT University.
Subjects Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) traffic noise amelioration
treatment to traffic noise
urban noise management
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