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Measurement of Highway-Related Noise

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Terminology
  3. Instrumentation
  4. Existing-Noise Measurements in the Vicinity of Highways
  5. Vehicle Noise Emission Level Measurements for Highway Noise Prediction Models
  6. Highway Barrier Insertion Loss Measurements
  7. Construction Equipment Noise Measurements for Highway-Related Projects
  8. Building Noise Reduction Measurements in the Vicinity of a Highway
  9. Highway-Related Occupational Noise Exposure Measurements
  10. Report Documentation
  1. Appendix A Relative Humidity Computation
  2. Appendix B Sample Data Log Sheets
  3. Appendix C Minimum Separation-Distance Criteria For Noise Emission Level Measurements
  4. Appendix D Sample Report Documentation

References

List of Figures

  1. Graphical Representation of LAE and LAFmx Noise Descriptors
  2. Generic Measurement Instrumentation Setup
  3. Recommended Microphone Position Relative To Support Device
  4. Microphone Incidence
  5. Components of a Sound Level Meter
  6. Frequency Weighting
  7. Exponential Time-Averaging
  8. Site Geometry
  9. Correction for Contaminating Vehicles
  10. Vehicle Emissions Measurement Plan View
  11. Graphical Form of the FHWA TNM Regression Equation
  12. Reference Microphone-Position 1
  13. Reference Microphone-Position 2
  14. Receiver Positions
  15. Microphone Positions for Construction Equipment Noise Measurements
  16. Microphone Positions for Building Noise Reduction Measurements
  17. Loudspeaker Position
  18. Sample Plan View
  19. Sample Elevation View
  20. Minimum Separation Distance Between Two Similar Vehicles
  21. Figure D1. Measurement site plan view.
  22. Figure D2. Measurement site elevation view.

List of Tables

  1. Frequency Weighting
  2. B&K Model 0237 Windscreen Typical Response Corrections
  3. Classes of Wind Conditions
  4. Classes of Cloud Cover
  5. Sampling Periods
  6. Recommended Minimum Number of Samples
  7. Guideline for Categorizing Parallel Barrier Sites Based on the Width-to-Height Ratio
  8. Sample Instrumentation Log
  9. Blank Instrumentation Log
  10. Sample Site Data Log
  11. Blank Site Data Log
  12. Sample Meteorological Data Log
  13. Blank Meteorological Data Log
  14. Existing Noise Measurements Sample Acoustic Data Log
  15. Existing Noise Measurements Blank Acoustic Data Log
  16. Existing Noise Measurements Sample Vehicle Data Log
  17. Existing Noise Measurements Blank Vehicle Data Log
  18. Vehicle Emission Level Measurements Sample Acoustic Data Log
  19. Vehicle Emission Level Measurements Blank Acoustic Data Log
  20. Vehicle Emission Level Measurements Sample Vehicle Data Log
  21. Vehicle Emission Level Measurements Blank Vehicle Data Log
  22. Barrier Insertion Loss Measurements Sample Acoustic Data Log
  23. Barrier Insertion Loss Measurements Blank Acoustic Data Log
  24. Barrier Insertion Loss Measurements Sample Vehicle Data Log
  25. Barrier Insertion Loss Measurements Blank Vehicle Data Log
  26. Construction Equipment Noise Measurements Sample Acoustic Data Log
  27. Construction Equipment Noise Measurements Blank Acoustic Data Log
  28. Building Noise Reduction Measurements Sample Acoustic Data Log
  29. Building Noise Reduction Measurements Blank Acoustic Data Log
  30. Building Noise Reduction Measurements Sample Vehicle Data Log
  31. Building Noise Reduction Measurements Blank Vehicle Data Log
  32. Sample Occupational Noise Exposure Data Log
  33. Blank Occupational Noise Exposure Data Log
Updated: 07/06/2011
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