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Toolbox from the EC FP7 HOSANNA project for the reduction of road and rail traffic noise in the outdoor environment

Jens Forssén (Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik, Teknisk akustik, Vibroakustik) ; Maarten Hornikx (Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik, Teknisk akustik, Vibroakustik) ; Bart Van der Aa (Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik, Teknisk akustik, Vibroakustik) ; Mats Nilsson ; Maria Rådsten-Ekman ; Jérôme Defrance ; Philippe Jean ; Faouzi Koussa ; Julien Maillard ; Dirk Van Maercke ; Keith Attenborough ; Imran Bashir ; Shahram Taherzadeh ; Hadj Benkreira ; Kirill Horoshenkov ; Amir Khan ; Jian Kang ; Yuliya Smyrnova ; Dick Botteldooren ; Bert De Coensel ; Timothy Van Renterghem ; Ronny Klæboe ; Marjan Mosslemi ; Knut Veisten ; Manuel Männel ; Bruno Vincent ; Jin Yong Jeon ; Hyung Suk Jang ; Joo Young Hong
Transport Research Arena 2014, Paris, France p. 10. (2014)
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

This paper offers a brief overview of innovative methods for road and rail traffic noise reduction between source and receiver. These include using new barrier designs, planting of trees, treatments of ground and road surfaces and greening of building façades and roofs using natural materials, like vegetation, soil and other substrates in combination with recycled materials and artificial elements. The abatements are assessed in terms of numerically predicted sound level reductions, perceptual effects and cost–benefit analysis. Useful reductions of noise from urban roads and tramways are predicted for 1-m-high urban noise barriers and these are increased by adding inter-lane barriers. A 3 m wide 0.3 m high lattice ground treatment, a carefully planted 15-m-wide tree belt and replacing 50 m of paved areas by grassland are predicted to give similar reductions. Tree belts are shown to be very cost-effective and combining tall barriers with a row of trees reduces the negative impact of wind. Green roofs may significantly reduce the noise at the quiet side of buildings.

Nyckelord: noise; abatement; outdoor; road; rail; prediction; barriers; trees; ground; green roofs; green façades; cost benefit; indicators; listening tests; questionnaires; numerical methods; measurements.



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