Engineering methods to predict noise levels at reference points with known source properties
2015 (English)In: Applied Acoustics, ISSN 0003-682X, Vol. 96, 68-74 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Two engineering methods are proposed to predict the sound pressure levels at a given point when the sound power level of a noise source is known and the transfer function between the source and the reference point can be obtained. The first method is applicable when the source is surrounded by many reflectors, or inside a box-like structure. A single monopole with average transfer function is suggested for this situation. For a source with a strong directivity placed in an essentially free space, the "box-source" method is recommended to take into account of the source directivity. The total sound power is in this case divided into five independent noise sources which are obtained via ordinary sound power measurement methods. Experimental verifications are made for several cases in laboratory. Satisfactory results are obtained for both methods.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 96, 68-74 p.
Railway noise, Equivalent monopole, Source directivity, Engineering method, Average transfer function, Directional source model
Other Engineering and Technologies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-169235DOI: 10.1016/j.apacoust.2015.03.014ISI: 000355033900008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-169235DiVA: diva2:821288
FunderEU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, FP7-284877
QC 201506152015-06-152015-06-122015-06-15Bibliographically approved