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Decision supporting tools for implementation of cost-efficient railway noise abatement measures


Demonstration of railway noise auralisation in a multimedia studio

The results of the auralisation and visualization research will be demonstrated in a multimedia studio. The Deliverable describes the auralization synthesizer structure, the underlying physical model, the applied method to extract the relevant features from recordings/measurements and the validation of the synthesizer quality. The tools and methods to generate the visual information will be described and rated with respect to their applicability and versatility. The results of the listening tests carried out with the A&V demonstrator are described.

Overview of the results of the development of tools, models and methodologies for cost-efficient railway noise abatement

The overview summarizes the development of the tools and methodologies researched in DESTINATE. It consists of 3 parts. Part 1. Tool for cost-efficiency prediction of N&V mitigation actions under realistic conditions: The overview summarizes the findings of T3.1.1 and 3.1.2 and describes the models for calculation of cost effectiveness of railway N&V mitigation measures and the evaluation of impact of N&V mitigation measures. In addition, it describes the different traffic and operation condition scenarios to be taken into account, the costing method and the moments in the design and construction process where it applies, some of the actual cost of mitigation and control alternatives, the proposed weighting factors between interior and exterior noise, and one example where the method is applied to a virtual design case. Part 2. Framework for interior noise prediction: The overview describes the interior noise model developed in task 3.2. Part 3. Specification of methodologies for different types of sources and train sub-assemblies. Further development of methodologies: The overview specifies measurement methodologies for sources and sub-assemblies as a result of T3.3.

Overview of the validation of the developed tools, models and methodologies for cost-efficient railway noise abatement

The overview summarizes the validation activities and outcomes of DESTINATE. It contains three parts. 1. Overview of validation of cost-effective modelling tool for N&V mitigation measures: 2. Overview of the validation of the interior noise model: The overview describes the validation of the interior noise model including test procedure, main results of the measurements and the correlation between measurements and interior noise model. Recommendations to improve the methodology will also be included. 3. Overview of the validation of the source characterization methodology: The overview describes the validation of the source characterization methodology including test procedure, main results of the measurements and the correlation between measurements and sound source characterization. Recommendations to improve the methodology will be included as well.

Review on the results of the requirement analysis and assessment

The review comprises the requirements deduced in T2.1 – T2.4 and gives a critical overview of the investigated methodologies, techniques, models and technologies.

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DESTINATE - a Shift2Rail project on railway noise reduction methodologies

Author(s): Jenny Böhm Markus Hecht Yasmin Baumgärtel
Published in: DAGA 2017 - 43. Deutsche Jahrestagung für Akustik, 6.-9. März 2017, Kiel, 2017, Page(s) 142-143, ISBN 978-3-939296-12-6
Publisher: DEGA

Hinder van treinen bij woningen en comfort van reizigers (annoyance due to trains near residents and passenger comfort), Paper given at the National Conference Noise, Vibration and Air Quality (geluid, trillingen en lucht), 8 November 2017, Hoevelaken, The Netherlands

Author(s): Paul de Vos
Published in: 2017

Analysis of Wheel and Track Irregularities Impact on the Vibroacoustic Signals Emission in Rail Vehicles

Author(s): Komorski P.; Nowakowski T.; Firlik B.; Szymański G.M.
Published in: Proceedings of the 25th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, 2018, ISBN 978-83-7880-552-6
Publisher: Silesian University of Technology Press, Gliwice, Poland

Demonstrator for rail vehicle pass-by events

Author(s): Reto Pieren, Demian Lauper, Kurt Heutschi
Published in: Proceeding Euronoise 2018, 2018, Page(s) 1409-1414
Publisher: European Acoustics Association

Evaluation of Auralization and Visualization Systems for Railway Noise Scenes

Author(s): Pieren, R.D.; Heutschi, Kurt; Aalmoes, R; Simons, D.G.
Published in: Inter-Noise 2017, 1, 2017, Page(s) 6555-6566, ISBN 978-0-9899431-8-5
Publisher: I-INCE

Sound propagation and distribution around typical train carbody structures

Author(s): Fast Dennis, Kirchner Karl-Richard, Kohrs Torsten, Vallespin Alberto, Sapena Joan, Guiral Garcia Ainara, Martner Otto
Published in: Proceedings Euronoise 2018, 2018, Page(s) 1415-1422
Publisher: European Acoustics Association

Bahn neu denken – Technische Innovationen für den Schienenverkehr aus Berlin-Brandenburg

Author(s): Böhm, Jenny; Deghela, Ulrich; Palinko, Marton; Shi, Dachuan; Hecht, Markus; Hübner, Lutz
Published in: Eisenbahntechnische Rundschau - ETR, September 2018, Nr.9, 2018, Page(s) 60-61, ISSN 0013-2845
Publisher: Eurailpress - DVV Media Group

Project DESTINATE results: Decision-support tools for implementing cost efficient railway noise abatement mesures

Author(s): Böhm, Jenny
Published in: Global Railway Review, Volume 24, Issue 6, December, 2018, Page(s) 18-22, ISSN 2515-3013
Publisher: Russel Publishing Ltd