Noise and Vibration Mitigation for Rail Transportation Systems

Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Railway Noise, Uddevalla, Sweden, 9–13 September 2013

  • Jens C.O. Nielsen
  • David Anderson
  • Pierre-Etienne Gautier
  • Masanobu Iida
  • James T. Nelson
  • David Thompson
  • Thorsten Tielkes
  • David A. Towers
  • Paul de Vos

Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design book series (NNFM, volume 126)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-15
  2. F. B. J. Elbers, E. Verheijen
    Pages 13-19
  3. S. Lutzenberger, C. Gutmann, U. Reichart
    Pages 21-29
  4. B. Betgen, P. Bouvet, G. Squicciarini, D. J. Thompson, C. J. C. Jones
    Pages 39-46
  5. M. G. R. Toward, G. Squicciarini, D. J. Thompson, Y. Gao
    Pages 47-54
  6. T. Kitagawa, K. Murata, T. Kawaguchi, S. Tanaka, K. Nagakura
    Pages 55-62
  7. M. Ögren, H. Andersson, T. Jerson
    Pages 79-84
  8. B. E. Croft, B. Dowdell, D. Hanson, D. C. Anderson
    Pages 85-91
  9. A. H. W. M. Kuijpers, M. S. Roovers, G. H. Groenveld
    Pages 93-100
  10. J. Yang, D. J. Thompson, Y. Takano
    Pages 109-116
  11. J. Han, X. B. Xiao, R. Q. Wang, X. Zhao, G. T. Zhao, X. S. Jin
    Pages 117-124
  12. J. Gomes, J. Hald, B. Ginn
    Pages 133-140
  13. B. Faure, E. Bongini, A. Renoncourt, A. Pouzet
    Pages 141-148

About these proceedings


The book reports on the 11th International Workshop on Railway Noise, held on

9 – 13 September, 2013, in Uddevalla, Sweden. The event, which was jointly organized

by the Competence Centre Chalmers Railway Mechanics (CHARMEC) and the

Departments of Applied Mechanics and Applied Acoustics at Chalmers University of

Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, covered a broad range of topics in the field of railway

noise and vibration, including: prospects, legal regulations and perceptions; wheel and

rail noise; prediction, measurements and monitoring; ground-borne vibration; squeal

noise and structure-borne noise; and aerodynamic noise generated by high-speed trains.

Further topics included: resilient track forms; grinding, corrugation and roughness;

and interior noise and sound barriers. This book, which consists of a collection of peer-reviewed

papers originally submitted to the workshop, not only provides readers with an

overview of the latest developments in the field, but also offers scientists and engineers

essential support in their daily efforts to identify, understand and solve a number of

problems related to railway noise and vibration, and to achieve their ultimate goal of reducing the environmental impact of railway systems.


Aerodynamic noise CHARMEC Curve squeal Environmental impact of railway systems Ground borne noise Noise and vibration transmission Noise regulations Perception of noise Rail and wheel dampers Rolling noise Turbulence modelling Vehicle interior noise Wheel squeal

Editors and affiliations

  • Jens C.O. Nielsen
    • 1
  • David Anderson
    • 2
  • Pierre-Etienne Gautier
    • 3
  • Masanobu Iida
    • 4
  • James T. Nelson
    • 5
  • David Thompson
    • 6
  • Thorsten Tielkes
    • 7
  • David A. Towers
    • 8
  • Paul de Vos
    • 9
  1. 1.Department of Applied Mechanics/CHARMECChalmers University of TechnologyGöteborgSweden
  2. 2.43-53 Bridge RoadAcoustic Studio Pty Ltd. Stanmore New South WalesStanmoreAustralia
  3. 3.SYSTRAParisFrance
  4. 4.Environmental Engineering DivisionRailway Technical Research InstituteTokyoJapan
  5. 5.Wilson, Ihrig and AssociatesEmeryvilleUSA
  6. 6.University of Southampton Inst. Sound and VibrationSouthamptonUnited Kingdom
  7. 7.Deutsche Bahn AGMunichGermany
  8. 8.Harris Miller Miller and Hanson Inc.BurlingtonUSA
  9. 9.DHV BVAmersfoortThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-44831-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-44832-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-2909
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-0824
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