Special Issue Article
MODELLING OF ROAD TRAFFIC NOISE
Vehicular noise is one of the most prevalent forms of pollution. Traffic noise annoyance has become a major issue with the advent of fossil fuels and development in vehicle technology. Vehicular noise is dramatically increasing with the increased number of vehicle population, especially due to speeding vehicles. Amongst all the sources of noise pollution, vehicular noise has been identified as the most annoying and health impairing one. Therefore, it had become important to check the traffic noise and enhance the environmental condition along the transportation corridor. This study attempts the development of road traffic noise model for Indian condition. A statistical regression model for predicting road traffic noise is developed based on A-weighted equivalent noise levels.