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Sources of noise in greater Cairo: example East Cairo
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering, MWL Flow acoustics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8474-8563
2005 (English)In: 12th International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2005: ICSV 2005, 2005, 3481-3488 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Noise in big cities such as Cairo Egypt is an important pollutant in the modern society. Noise coming from airports, road traffic, rail traffic, power plants as well as commercial activities in the city are important contributors to the overall noise level. A noise study including measurements and predictions for noise in East Cairo coming from airport, road traffic, metro and railways was performed and analyzed. A comparison of the different sources was made and the number of affected people in the mentioned area was estimated. The dominating sources and the best mitigation to minimize the noise level was discussed and evaluated. In the analysis, some new projects was discussed individually to find its effect on noise pollution, also expectation for the coming years with the new projects and proposals where discussed. The proposed new projects include the new terminal building and runway at Cairo international airport and the proposed Heliopolis Metro Line-4 Ramsis Square - Nasr City. The analysis showed the dominating noise sources and evaluated the mentioned projects from the noise point of view. Noise out from air traffic was the dominating source of noise in East Cairo.

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2005. 3481-3488 p.
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Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-148535ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84881586663ISBN: 978-162748149-6OAI: diva2:738612
12th International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2005, ICSV 2005; Lisbon, Portugal, 11-14 July, 2005

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