Noise and Vibration from High-speed Trains

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Victor V. Krylov
Thomas Telford, Jan 1, 2001 - Technology & Engineering - 435 pages
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During the past decade, high-speed railways have become one of the most advanced and fast-developing branches of transportation. Unfortunately, when train speeds increase, the intensity of railway-generated noise and vibration generally become higher, presenting major environmental problems. Since operating train speeds are gradually increasing in all countries and this trend is likely to continue in the future, the knowledge and understanding of possible noise and vibration effects is vital to undertake possible mitigation measures. Noise and vibration from high-speed trains is a definitive reference work on this subject covering the numerous theoretical and practical questions that need to be answered. This comprehensive new book provides the reader with the most recent experimental data, combining, informative illustrations and authoritative information. It represents in one volume the views of leading international experts on the problem of noise and vibration from high-speed trains and suggests possible ways of reducing its environmental impact. Noise and vibration from high-speed trains is essential reading for all scientists and engineers working on prediction and remediation of railway noise and vibration. It is written specifically for environmental consultants, local authorities and designers of new railway lines and will also be an invaluable reference tool for university students and anybody concerned with topical environmental issues.
  

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Contents

Wheel and rail excitation from roughness
27
Highspeed train noise barrier tests at reduced scale
65
Generic prediction models for environmental railway noise
85
Measurements of railway noise
119
Means of controlling rolling noise at source
163
Micropressure waves radiating from a Shinkansen tunnel portal
187
Emergence of an acoustic shock wave in a tunnel and a concept
213
Generation of ground vibration boom by highspeed trains
251
trackembankmentsoil response
315
Prediction and measurements of ground vibrations generated from
397
Measures for reducing ground vibration generated by trains in tunnels
423
Index
431
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