On the Calculation of the Energy-Equivalent Continuous Sound Level Traffic Noise from a Street
The equivalent continuous sound level is calculated as a function of sound level, speed, and density of vehicles for an ideal street model. A very simple approximate formula is obtained for real streets, because the raising of the sound level with increasing speed of the individual vehicles approximately compensates the effect of the shorter period of influence.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 1969
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- Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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