The goal of the project is to develop scenarios and
to define requirements for road transport vehicles so they can be used
for distribution of goods at nighttimes in urban areas in Sweden.
Applied Acoustics investigates the requirements on noise emission during
evenings and nights that can be demanded for transportation vehicle
from the perspective of the society. The method is to develop a computer
model for virtually simulating sound in apartments from single vehicles
passing by in the street – an auralisation model.
model is used to study different cases, especially by listening tests
to investigate annoyance and restoration of humans when a vehicle is
passing by. The project will also develop a modified vehicle with lower
noise emissions for validation of the conclusions. The whole noise path
from the sources of the vehicle in the street, through the city block
and building, to a human in an apartment is considered. Thus, the work
includes vehicle acoustics, community noise and building acoustics, and
human response and reaction to sound.
Investigation of noise in apartments form a truck in an urban environment.
The project is carried out at the Division of Applied Acoustics in the research group Vibroacoustics.
Keywords: transportation noise, environmental noise, vehicle acoustics, building acoustics, auralisation, logistics
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