Difference between Using 2 and 4 Meter Receiver Height in Railway Noise Prediction
In the Nordic countries, a receiver height of 2 m has often been used when calculating noise levels over large areas for socio-acoustic surveys, but within the EU 4 m is used. Here, results are presented for railway noise calculations at both heights in 1459 points across several areas in Sweden. The average difference in equivalent level is 2.5 dB higher at 4 m height than at 2 m, which in turn leads to 10 % – 40 % less predicted annoyance if the exposure is calculated at 4 m.
KeywordsStreet Canyon Equivalent Level Ground Effect Receiver Position Noise Mapping
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