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Railway Noise Reduction Technology Using a Damping Material

  • Günther Koller
  • M. T. Kalivoda
  • Martin Jaksch
  • Martin Muncke
  • Takashi Oguchi
  • Yoshifumi Matsuda
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design book series (NNFM, volume 118)

Summary

Two effective railway noise reduction technologies using a high-performance damping material have been developed. One is a rail noise reduction system for reducing rolling noise using a combination of damping material and sound isolation and absorption technologies. The other one is an application of a high-performance damping material on the surface of web within a railway bridge structure as a means for reducing structure noise. An actual track-based field test for demonstrating these technologies was performed using a track of Austrian Federal Railways. As a result, the rail noise reduction system was found effective for reducing noise by 2 to 4 dB in a normal section (ballast track) and for a bridge section the combined use of the rail noise reduction system and damping material reduced noise by 2 to 4 dB of which the rail noise reduction system provided 0.5 to 3.5 dB, and the damping material on the bridge web contributed 0 to 1.5 dB.

Keywords

Noise Reduction Train Speed Freight Train Resin Layer Train Type 
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© Springer 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Günther Koller
    • 1
  • M. T. Kalivoda
    • 2
  • Martin Jaksch
    • 2
  • Martin Muncke
    • 3
  • Takashi Oguchi
    • 4
  • Yoshifumi Matsuda
    • 4
  1. 1.Koocoo Technology & Consulting GmbHWienAustria
  2. 2.PsiA-Consult GmbHWienAustria
  3. 3.OBB-Infrastruktur AGWienAustria
  4. 4.Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.Minami-kuJapan

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