Measurement, Analysis and Control of Traffic Noise in Urban Areas

Kacarska, Irena (2012) Measurement, Analysis and Control of Traffic Noise in Urban Areas. Masters thesis, Goce Delcev University, Stip.

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The increase in number of urban highways constructed around residential and community areas around the city, hasinevitably caused major noise pollution problems to city dwellers. The objective of the studywas to assess the level ofnoise exposure and its impact to residents residing around the vicinity of urbanhighways. Noise level recording wascarried out at selected areas to determine the noise pollution levels and the adequacy of mitigating measures that hasbeen implemented. In simple terms, noise is unwanted sound. Sound is a form of energy which is emitted by avibrating body and on reaching the ear causes the sensation of hearing through nerves.Sounds produced by all vibrating bodies are not audible. The frequency limits of audibilityare from 20 HZ to 20,000 HZ. Basically, depending on the origin, defines two types of noise: noise from natural sources and man-made noise sources. Natural sources of noise in natural phenomena such as thunder, sound of strong wind, the sound of waterfalls and etc. Artifical sources of noise are all man-made sources. The purpose, of this master thesis is to assess the degree of exposure to noise andits impact on residents living near major roads, to make measurements of noise in the busiest city streets, and then analyze the data obtained and of course will be offered appropriate measures for its control.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Other engineering and technologies
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Sladzana Mitrovska
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2014 14:02
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2014 14:02

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