B. Kotzen & C. English
Taylor and Francis | 9780419231806| 1999 | PDF | 184 pages | 7 Mb

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Noise pollution generated by transport is acknowledged to be a major environmental problem. This book examines both the acoustic and landscape issues affecting the design of barriers. By addressing the needs of the whole design team, it provides expert guidance on good practice and highlights the pitfalls of poor design. Detailed consideration is given to materials, engineering, legal and environmental issues as well as the health and social impacts of noise barriers. Environmental Noise Barriers is a unique one-step reference for practitioners, be they acoustic engineers, landscape architects or manufacturers and for highways departments in local and central authorities.
* illustrates the wide variety of design solutions for different acoustic and landscape situations in several European countries
* contains a generous range of full colour photographs
* provides information on manufacturers, products and services.


1. Introduction.
2. Defining the need for barriers.
3. Acoustic performance of barriers.
4. Barrier morphology and design.
5. Types of barrier and barrier materials.
6. Engineering, safety, environmental and cost considerations.

Appendix 1 - Index of manufacturers, installers and suppliers.
Author index.
Subject index.


An interesting and readable book - Acoustics Bulletin --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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