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Main Title Comparison of highway noise prediction models /
Author Plotkin, Kenneth J. ; Kunicki., R. G.
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Kunicki, R. G.
CORP Author Wyle Labs./Wyle Research, Arlington, Va.;Environmental Protection Agency, Arlington, Va. Office of Noise Abatement and Control.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Noise Abatement and Control ; Reproduced by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1977
Report Number WR-76-25; EPA-68-01-3514; EPA/550/9-77/355;
Stock Number PB-276 710
Subjects Noise--Mathematical models ; Traffic noise--Mathematical models ; Noise--Mathematical models ; Traffic noise--Mathematical models
Additional Subjects Highway transportation ; Noise(Sound) ; Mathematical models ; Prediction ; Sound pressure ; Loudness ; Sound transmission ; Roads ; Shielding ; Barriers ; Acoustic measurement ; Comparison ; Noise pollution ; Vehicular traffic noise ; Transportation noise
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NTIS  PB-276 710 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iv, 40 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
A review and comparison has been conducted of three highway noise prediction models: NCHRP, TSC, and Wyle. The first two are those approved by the Federal Highway Administration; the third was developed for EPA. The elements comprising each model are analyzed in detail, including basic formulation, vehicle noise levels, propagation, treatment of various road geometries, and shielding by barriers. Significant differences among the models were found. A series of charts is presented whereby differences among the models may be estimated for particular input data. Comparison between measured roadside levels and predictions from the three models are also presented.
Prepared by Wyle Laboratories/Wyle Research for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, under contract 68-01-3514. Includes bibliographical references.