WIT Press


Traffic Noise Prediction Model At Gradients Of The Highway

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040771

Volume

75

Pages

5

Published

2004

Size

199 kb

Author(s)

H.N. Rajakumara, R.M. Mahalinge Gowda & L. Udaya Simha

Abstract

Noise is one of the environmental pollutants that are encountered in our daily life. Noise pollution has become a major concern of communities living in the vicinity of major highway corridors. In the rapidly urbanizing country like India, the transportation sector is growing rapidly, which has led to overcrowded roads and traffic noise pollution. Noise emitted by traffic is also influenced by the gradient of the highway in addition to other causative factors. In this study, the vehicles were classified into four categories based on traffic noise levels of individual vehicle and homogeneity. Traffic noise data of individual vehicles were collected at seven locations with different gradients on

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