Accession Number : ADA018026

Title :   Control of Road Traffic Noise in France,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH LONDON (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Junger,Miguel C.

Report Date : 29 OCT 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : During his connection with ONR London as a part-time acoustics consultant, the author, as a matter of personal interest and on his own time, made a study of the noise control effort in France. Government laboratories and agencies concerned with the control of airborne noise, particularly road traffic-generated noise are described. Economic and demographic factors result in urban traffic noise problems that appear more severe than those in the U.S. The major R and D effort is aimed at the confinement of traffic noise generated by throughways in urban areas, by means of tunnels and anti-noise barriers. Current anti-noise legislation provides industry with little incentive to evolve quieter cars. Comments on aircraft and industrial noise are also included in an appendix. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Noise reduction, *Traffic, Roads, Automotive vehicles, Noise(Sound), Noise pollution, Control, France

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE