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Comparison of pass-by railway noise indicators obtained from standard engineering methods with measured values

Abstract : Long-term averaged indicators are commonly used to dimension protections and satisfy existing regulations for railway infrastructures. These long-term indicator are generally used to assess the exposure of populations to environmental noise and, in turn, to evaluate health related effects. However, long-term indicators may not correlate well with noise perception by residents. In case of high speed train pass-by, for example, short-term indicators are more directly linked to the maximum noise levels and the duration of the event. For rolling stock characterization, indicators such as LA eq,Tpb>, SEL, TEL and LAmaxare commonly used. As an extension, such indicators, including LAeq,Te may also be used to assess the noise perceived by residents for single pass-by events. A new calculation scheme, compatible with existing normative methods, has been developed for predicting event-related noise indicators in complex environments, under varying meteorological conditions. The prediction methods are adapted to obtain the time-dependent sound pressure level time during the train pass-by and then to derive the different short-term indicators. This paper presents a validation study comparing measured and calculated short term indicators according to current engineering methods. Results are given for different trains and speeds as well as different sites and receiver configurations.
Keywords : railway noise
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Julien Maillard, Dirk Van-Maercke, Franck Poisson, Jean-Philippe Regairaz, Jean-Benoît Dufour. Comparison of pass-by railway noise indicators obtained from standard engineering methods with measured values. Forum Acusticum, Dec 2020, Lyon, France. pp.2477-2483, ⟨10.48465/fa.2020.0454⟩. ⟨hal-03233667⟩



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