This report examines five special noise barrier applications that exist in addition to the conventional vertical reflective barrier. The acoustic, aesthetic, and economic feasibility of absorptive T-top, Y-top, slanted-top, single-wall absorptive, and absorptive parallel noise barriers are addressed as they compare to a conventional noise barrier.
June 4, 2007
Louis F. Cohn, Roswell A. Harris
University of Louisville. Dept. of Engineering.
- # of Pages: 97 p., 3,105 KB (PDF)
- Subject: Acoustic impedance, Acoustic properties, Aesthetics, Alternatives analysis, Economic analysis, Field laboratories, Noise barriers, Noise control, Sound absorption, Sound transmission.
- Keywords: Absorption of sound, aesthetics, noise abatement, noise barriers, noise control, T-top, Y-top, slanted-top, single-wall, parallel noise barriers.
- Related Publications: Special Noise Barrier Applications, (WA-RD 304.1).
Barrier Design Files: A Supplement to Special Noise Barrier Applications: Phase II, (WA-RD 378.2).
Special Noise Barrier Applications: Phase III, (WA-RD 378.3).
Special Noise Barrier Applications: Phase III: Technical Report, (WA-RD 378.4).
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