INQUESTProject reference: 31409
Funded under :
Information Network for Quiet European Road Surface Technologies
Total cost:EUR 199 996
EU contribution:EUR 199 996
Topic(s):INFRASTR - Research Infrastructures
SUSTDEV-2005-126.96.36.199.5 - Research domains 1.4 to 1.10 for all surface transport modes
Call for proposal:FP6-2005-TRANSPORT-4See other projects for this call
Funding scheme:CA - Coordination action
The project aims at coordinating communication and dissemination of past and present research pertaining to guidance on the use of low-noise technologies for road surfaces to European countries with less access and experience in applying knowledge in that field. One of the main instruments will be the dissemination of the contents of the Guidance Manual developed by SILVIA ("Sustainable Road Surfaces for Traffic Noise Control", a European-funded project completed in August 2005) by means of a series of workshops in countries that were not involved in SILVIA, with priority given to new member states. Two of the partners (the Belgian Road Research Centre and the Danish Road Institute) were leaders in SILVIA and key staff from SILVIA are also working for FEHRL. These partners will coordinate the dissemination from SILVIA with the latest findings of on-going research activity carried out a European and national level.
One of the main outputs of SILVIA is a proposed acoustic classification procedure for road surfacing materials and technologies. A complementary objective of the INQUEST project is to promote European harmonisation of testing methods and equipment for this purpose. To that end, one partner will set up a European network of users of the measurement methods involved in the classification procedure in order for them to exchange experience and data and to organise equipment comparison tests. It is noted that these tests are not proposed as part of the project.
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