Comparison of road tyre noise auralisation methods

Alexander Paul Southern, Damian Thomas Murphy

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Since the Environmental Noise Directive was introduced there has been considerable increase in research into the impact and abatement of road traffic noise. The World Health Organisation has recognised road traffic noise as a serious problem for public health, and annoyance with some aspect of our daily soundscape is well recognised as a common complaint. Auralisation tools can allow designers, planners and relevant stakeholders to listen to the acoustic consequences of a planned development and any associated noise mitigation for those most directly affected by it. An auralisation generally consists of three key components: sound sources, acoustic transmission paths and a calibrated soundscape listening system. The overarching goal of this work is to achieve a detailed road traffic noise auralisation system where the acoustic emission of every vehicle on the road network is accounted for at the desired listening position. This work extends a previously presented method for synthesising road tyre noise based on a small dataset of roadside recordings and validates the plausibility of this method in comparison to a recently published approach.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2016
EventInternoise - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 21 Aug 201624 Aug 2016


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  • audio
  • acoustics
  • environmental noise
  • auralisation

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