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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 45  |  Page : 189--193

Development of a noise prediction model under interrupted traffic flow conditions: A case study for Jaipur city


Department of Civil Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India

Correspondence Address:
Bajrang L Swami
Civil Engineering Department, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur 302 017, Rajasthan
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1463-1741.56211

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The objective of this study is to develop an empirical noise prediction model for the evaluation of equivalent noise levels (Leq) under interrupted traffic flow conditions. A new factor tendency to blow horn (A H ) was introduced in the conventional federal highway administrative noise prediction (FHWA) model and a comparative study was made between FHWA and modified FHWA models to evaluate the best suitability of the model. Monitoring and modeling of Leq were carried out at four selected intersections of Jaipur city. After comparison of the results, it was found that the modified FHWA model could be satisfactorily applied for Indian conditions as it gives acceptable results with a deviation of ΁3 dB (A). In addition, statistical analysis of the data comprising measured and estimated values shows a good agreement. Hence, the modified FHWA traffic noise prediction model can be applied to the cities having similar traffic conditions as in Jaipur city.






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