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Diffraction Of Sound Around Barriers: Comparison Between Procedures Of Forecasting In Sound Propagation In A Quarry

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AC030071

Volume

69

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

744.66 kb

Author(s)

G.Alfaro Degan, E.Sarri & M.Pinzari

Abstract

Diffraction of sound around barriers: comparison between procedures of forecasting in sound propagation in a quarry. G.Alfaro Degan, E-Sarri & M.Pinzari Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Roma TRE University, Italy Abstract The aim of this work is to compare the accuracy of numerical previsions of sound propagation in a quany obtained with different algorithms with particular attention to the diffracted waves over barriers. Comparison is between the IS0 96 13 Standard "Attenuation of sound during propagation outdoors", a new simplified algorithm based on the Huyghens principle, a pyramid beam tracing method. The IS0 96 13 (parts 2) Standard proposes a method taking into account the meteorological conditions (K,,,,,). It also takes into account the effects caused by the propagation over soil with varying properties, shielding both from thin and thick obstacles as well as the effects of vegetation layers and excess attenuation. The new algorithm simplifies IS0 codes proposing a

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