Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source of Publication

Procedia Engineering

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Abstract

© 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Ground vibration generated by rail and road traffic is a major source of environmental noise and vibration pollution in the low-frequency range. A promising and cost effective mitigation method can be the use of heavy masses placed as an array on the ground surface near the road or track (e.g. concrete or stone blocks, specially designed brick walls, etc.). This work concerns the effectiveness of such "blocking" masses. A semi-analytical lumped-parameter method is utilized, assuming that the blocks are point masses situated on an elastic half-space. The work is enhanced by examples highlighting advantages and disadvantages of single-mass scatterers and multiple-mass scatterers.

ISSN

1877-7058

Publisher

Elsevier Ltd

Volume

199

First Page

1368

Last Page

1373

Disciplines

Life Sciences

Keywords

blocking masses, Elastic half-space, mobility methods

Scopus ID

85029897822

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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yes

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Gold: This publication is openly available in an open access journal/series

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Life Sciences Commons

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