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dc.contributor.authorBull, J.*
dc.contributor.authorWatts, Gregory R.*
dc.contributor.authorPearse, J.*
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-04T16:51:39Z
dc.date.available2016-10-04T16:51:39Z
dc.date.issued2017-01-15
dc.identifier.citationBull J, Watts G and Pearse J (2016) The use of in-situ test method EN 1793-6 for measuring the airborne sound insulation of noise barriers. Applied Acoustics. 116: 82-86.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/9506
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractThe in situ measurement of the airborne sound insulation, as outlined in EN 1793-6:2012, is becoming a common means of quantifying the performance of road traffic noise reducing devices. Newly installed products can be tested to reveal any construction defects and periodic testing can help to identify long term weaknesses in a design. The method permits measurements to be conducted in the presence of background noise from traffic, through the use of impulse response measurement techniques, and is sensitive to sound leakage. Factors influencing the measured airborne sound insulation are discussed, with reference to measurements conducted on a range of traffic noise barriers located around Auckland, New Zealand. These include the influence of sound leakage in the form of hidden defects and visible air gaps, signal-to-noise ratio, and noise barrier height. The measurement results are found to be influenced by the presence of hidden defects and small air gaps, with larger air gaps making the choice of measurement position critical. A signal-to-noise ratio calculation method is proposed, and is used to show how the calculated airborne sound insulation varies with signal-to-noise ratio. It is shown that the measurement results are influenced by barrier height, through the need for reduced length Adrienne temporal windows to remove the diffraction components, prohibiting the direct comparison of results from noise barriers with differing heights.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to thank the NZ Transport Agency for sponsoring the Auckland traffic noise barrier testing work, and the Auckland Motorway Alliance for assisting with access to the test sites.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2016.09.006en_US
dc.rights© 2016 Elsevier. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectNoise barrier; Airborne sound insulation; EN 1793-6en_US
dc.titleThe use of in-situ test method EN 1793-6 for measuring the airborne sound insulation of noise barriersen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2016-09-05
dc.date.application2016-09-17
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
refterms.dateFOA2017-09-17T00:00:00Z


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