Accession Number:

ADA018026

Title:

Control of Road Traffic Noise in France,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH LONDON (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-10-29

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

During his connection with ONR London as a part-time acoustics consultant, the author, as a matter of personal interest and on his own time, made a study of the noise control effort in France. Government laboratories and agencies concerned with the control of airborne noise, particularly road traffic-generated noise are described. Economic and demographic factors result in urban traffic noise problems that appear more severe than those in the U.S. The major R and D effort is aimed at the confinement of traffic noise generated by throughways in urban areas, by means of tunnels and anti-noise barriers. Current anti-noise legislation provides industry with little incentive to evolve quieter cars. Comments on aircraft and industrial noise are also included in an appendix. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE