Incorporation of the quiet side in noise maps
Paper in proceedings, 2014

Nowadays noise maps are focused on the noise level at the most exposed fa├žade, leading to underestimations on the shielded areas. Previous research showed that quiet areas have positive effects for the inhabitants' quality of life. To solve this problem, an engineering method was developed within the QSIDE project. This method aims to improve noise maps in terms of multiple reflections in an efficient way. Two different terms, attenuation due to the barrier and the canyon will be incorporated. In this paper, the suggested model from QSIDE has been further developed for its inclusion in noise map calculations.

Author

Laura Estévez Mauriz

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Applied Acoustics

Jens Forssén

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Applied Acoustics, Vibroacoustics

Wolfgang Kropp

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Applied Acoustics, Vibroacoustics

Georgios Zachos

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Applied Acoustics

TECNIACUSTICA 2014. 45st SPANISH CONGRESS ON ACOUSTICS. 8 th IBERIAN CONGRESS ON ACOUSTICS. EUROPEAN SYMPOSIUM ON SMART CITIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACOUSTICS

2340-7441 (ISSN)

123-130

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Subject Categories

Environmental Engineering

ISBN

978-84-87985-25-6

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11/21/2018