A Method for Plausible Road Tyre Noise Auralization

Alexander Paul Southern, Damian Thomas Murphy

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Interest in research relating to the impact and abatement of road traffic noise has increased since the Environmental Noise Directive
was introduced. The World Health Organisation has recognized road traffic noise as a serious problem for public health, and annoyance
with some aspect of our daily soundscape is well recognized as a common complaint. Auralization tools can allow designers, planners
and relevant stakeholders to listen and converse on human response to a planned development or mitigation strategy. An ideally detailed
road traffic noise auralization system would render the acoustic emission of every vehicle on the road network at any desired receptors.
This work focuses on the sound emission from the road tyre interaction for the purpose of auralization and extends on previous work for
synthesising road tyre noise based on a small dataset of roadside recordings. The proposed method discussed in comparison to a recently
published approach and the plausibility of the proposed method is verified.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2017
EventAcoustics17 - Boston: 173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the 8th Forum Acusticum, - Boston, United States
Duration: 25 Jun 201729 Jun 2017


ConferenceAcoustics17 - Boston
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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  • Auralization
  • soundscape
  • Environmental Acoustics
  • traffic modelling

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