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Objective

SILENCE aims at developing an integrated system of methodologies and technologies for an efficient control ofurban traffic noise. "Integrated system" means the combined consideration of city authorities, individual traffic (onroad) and mass transport (on rail and road) with a holistic treatment of all traffic noise facets: urban noisescenarios, individual noise sources (vehicles), traffic management, noise perception and annoyance.The SILENCE approach starts with three steps: the assessment of urban noise situations based on data fromEuropean cities, the definition of two urban noise scenarios as reference basis for the whole project, theidentification of the related noise abatement priorities and noise reduction potentials. On this basis, the RTDactivities are developed and integrated to an unique system of noise abatement technologies and tools andmethodologies for noise reduction and policies. Thereby, the essential categories of urban traffic vehicles areconsidered like cars, light duty trucks, buses, trams, metros, trains etc. One key element of this RTD approach isthe global modelling for the prediction of noise effects on urban scenarios. Based on models for individual trafficelements developed in previous EU projects the global model predictsthe overall noise emission of complex traffic situations and allows the prediction of noise immission by a sourcemodel coherent with the models used in HARMONOISE. This global model is used to apply the noise abatementtechnologies developed to the two reference noise scenarios, to predict their noise reduction effects and tovalidate the noise reduction potentials. Thus, the key results and deliverables of SILENCE are first a noise abatement technology platform for road andrail vehicles, urban transport infrastructure and traffic flow aspects, and second tools, methodologies and inputdata for decision support systems, urban action plans and future noise scenarios.

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Coordinator

AVL LIST GMBH

Address

Hans-List-Platz 1
Graz

Austria

Administrative Contact

Josef AFFENZELLER (Dr)

Participants (45)

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CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.

Italy

DEUTSCHE BAHN AG

Germany

FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT FÜR ARBEITSSCHUTZ UND ARBEITSPHYSIOLOGIE

Germany

CONTINENTAL AG

Germany

FORUM OF EUROPEAN NATIONAL HIGHWAY RESEARCH LABORATORIES

Belgium

SOCIÉTÉ NATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER FRANCAIS

France

POLIS - PROMOTION OF OPERATIONAL LINKS WITH INTEGRATED SERVICES, ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE

Belgium

RENAULT S.A.S. REPRESENTED BY GIE REGIENOV

France

VOLKSWAGEN AG

Germany

VOLVO TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION

Sweden

DELTARAIL BV

Netherlands

ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA

France

BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION (HOLDINGS) GERMANY GMBH

Germany

BRUEL & KJAER SOUND & VIBRATION MEASUREMENT A/S

Denmark

DYNAMICS, STRUCTURES & SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL

Belgium

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

RIETER AUTOMOTIVE MANAGEMENT AG

Switzerland

STIFTELSEN FOR INDUSTRIELL OG TEKNISK FORSKNING VE

Norway

SOCIÉTÉ DES TRANSPORTS INTERCOMMUNAUX DE BRUXELLES

Belgium

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN

Germany

ADAM MICKIEWICZ UNIVERSITY (UNIWERSYTET IM. ADAMA MICKIEWICZA)

Poland

ANSALDOBREDA S.P.A.

Italy

UNIVERSITÁ POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE - MECHANICAL

Italy

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITÄT HANNOVER

Germany

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUES DE LYON

France

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

LUCCHINI SIDERMECCANICA SPA

Italy

M+P RAADGEVENDE INGENIEURS BV

Netherlands

REGIE AUTONOME DES TRANSPORTS PARISIENS

France

TUEV NORD MOBILITAET GMBH & CO KG

Germany

TRENITALIA SPA

Italy

CORUS UK LTD, TRADING AS CORUS RAIL

United Kingdom

VIBRATEC

France

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HGSKOLAN

Sweden

ADMINISTRATION DE L'EQUIPEMENT ET DES DPLACEMENTS'

Belgium

COMUNE DI GENOVA, UNIT DI PROGETTO PIANO URBANO D

Italy

AUTOSTRADE PER L'ITALIA S.P.A.

Italy

SKANSKA SWEDEN AB

Sweden

BRISTOL CITY COUNCIL

United Kingdom

ALTRAN DISSENY DE SISTEMES I DESENVOLUPAMENT, S.A.

Spain

BRUSSELS INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Belgium

DUBLIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Ireland

CITY OF MUNICH - DEPARTMENT OF HELTH AND ENVIRONMENT

Germany

BRUITPARIF - OBSERVATORY FOR NOISE IN THE ILE-DE-FRANCE REGION

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 516288

  • Start date

    1 February 2005

  • End date

    31 May 2008

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 15 689 025

  • EU contribution

    € 8 900 000

Coordinated by:

AVL LIST GMBH

Austria