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Title: Performance of traffic noise models for metropolitan cities
Authors: Shukla A.K.
Jain S.S.
Parida, Manoranjan
Srivastava J.B.
Published in: Environmental Engineering and Management Journal
Abstract: In India, transportation sector is growing fast and the number of vehicles on Indian roads is increasing at a rate more than 7 percent a year. During the period of 50 years from 1951 to 2001, the number of vehicles has increased from 0.3 million to 43 million i.e. an increase of almost 143 times. This has led to overcrowded roads and noise pollution. The transportation sector is one of the major contributors to noise in urban areas, accounting to as much as 55 percent of total noise on the arterials. Interrupted traffic flow noise is associated with the typical congested conditions in the urban area and has different characteristics from the traffic: noise generated by free flow traffic on rural roads. These differences arise from the various traffic flow characteristics such as heterogeneity of traffic, flow speeds etc., which is in contrast to traffic on rural roads, where the flow is generally continuous. In this paper, analytical modelling has been used for predicting road traffic noise. Two models namely FHWA (Federal Highway Administration), and CORTN (Calculation of Road Traffic Noise) were applied. The data collected at ten different locations selected on the basis of land usages in urban areas of Lucknow, a historical city in India has been analyzed and utilized for modeling purpose. It was observed that predicted noise levels using a modified FHWA model are more close to observed noise levels than the noise levels predicted by CORTN Model.
Citation: Environmental Engineering and Management Journal(2008), 7(4): 447-452
URI: http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/4598
Issue Date: 2008
Keywords: CORTN
FHWA
Model
Noise
Traffic
ISSN: 15829596
Author Scopus IDs: 56375474400
35594194300
8963649200
35866236400
Author Affiliations: Shukla, A.K., Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Engineering and Technology, Lucknow-262021, India
Jain, S.S., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee-247667, India
Parida, M., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee-247667, India
Srivastava, J.B., Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Engineering and Technology, Lucknow-262021, India
Corresponding Author: Parida, M.; Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee-247667, India; email: mparida@gmail.com
Appears in Collections:Journal Publications [CE]

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