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QUIetening the Environment for a Sustainable Surface Transport

Objective

Noise Reducing Devices (barriers, claddings, covers and added devices following EN14388) play an important role in noise reduction: optimizing their global performance is of major concern towards Sustainable Surface Transport. QUIESST will merge, for the very first time and within a true holistic approach, “true” intrinsic products characteristics, whatever their materials and shapes, together with their extrinsic ones, in order to assess their actual global capacities to reduce the amount of people exposed to noise (END target). It will address 5 main topics: NEAR / FAR FIELD RELATIONSHIP: linking the intrinsic characteristics to the corresponding extrinsic far field effect; IN-SITU MEASUREMENT METHODS: developing methods relevant of the actual intended use, allowing long term performances control; COMPARING NRD’s PERFORMANCES with different test methods: building a database comparing both existing and new tests results and providing the relevant relationship; OPTIMIZING NRD’s GLOBAL PERFORMANCE through a HOLISTIC APPROACH: considering acoustic, non acoustic and global impact optimization, multicriteria optimization strategies, and possible global performance indicators; SUSTAINABILITY: defining the relevant generic criteria and developing the first existing NRD’s overall sustainability assessment method. The final verifiable result will be the ACTUAL USE of the “Guidebook to NRD optimisation” as a reference tool for noise mitigation. QUIESST addresses the call as it concerns surface transport noise abatement (road AND rail), considers cost benefit analysis and addresses the END objectives, covers true holistic noise abatement solutions through wave propagation and systems for passive compensation. Its team, made of 14 partners from 9 countries integrates the relevant stakeholders: Infrastructures, Industry, Universities, Research Institutes and SME. It addresses important environmental and economic concerns and will contribute to promote EU NRD’s industry.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

ACOUSTIC TECHNOLOGIES SA
Address
Avenue Brugmann 215
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 184 047
Administrative Contact
Jean-Pierre Clairbois (Mr.)

Participants (13)

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 340 141
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Foort De Roo (Mr.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 262 373
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Massimo Garai (Prof.)
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael Parik (Mr.)
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DU BATIMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 304 117
Address
Avenue Jean Jaures 84
77420 Champs Sur Marne
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jérôme Defrance (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 177 487
Address
Richmond Road
BD7 1DP Bradford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monica Crina Adriana Oltean-Dumbrava (Dr.)
EUROPEAN UNION ROAD FEDERATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 94 587
Address
Place Stephanie 6B
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Christophe Nicodeme (Mr.)
FUNDACION CIDAUT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 83 623
Address
Plaza Vicente Aleixandre Campos 2 Pq Tecnologico De Boecillo 209
47151 Valladolid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Roberto Cordero (Mr.)
Associazione far i Costruttori di Acciaio Italiani
Italy
EU contribution
€ 76 513
Address
Viale Abruzzi 66
20131 Milano
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Raffaella Danisi (Ms.)
CENTRE D'ETUDE TECHNIQUES DE L'EQUIPEMENT*CETE EST LRPC
France
EU contribution
€ 135 668
Address
Boulevard Solidarite 1
57076 Metz
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guillaume Dutilleux (Dr.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 23 271
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ernst Schmachtenberg (Prof.)
BUNDESANSTALT FUER STRASSENWESEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 54 389
Address
Bruederstrasse 53
51427 Bergisch Gladbach
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Markus Auerbach (Dr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 15 815
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elke Lammertyn (Dr.)
Österreichisches Forschungs- und Prüfzentrum Arsenal GmbH

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 196 937
Address
Giefinggasse 2
1210 Vienna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael Parik (Mr.)