The significance of balcony acoustic treatments in mitigating urban road traffic noise

Tan, Andy C.C., Naish, Daniel A., & Demirbilek, F. Nur (2012) The significance of balcony acoustic treatments in mitigating urban road traffic noise. In Conlon, Stephen (Ed.) Proceedings of the Internoise 2012/ASME NCAD meeting, New York City, NY, USA, pp. 768-788.

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Abstract

Urban road traffic noise in cities is an ongoing and increasing problem across much of the world. Consequently a large amount of effort is expended in attempts to address this problem, especially in the area of acoustic design of buildings. Acoustic design policies developed by government authorities will typically focus on required transport noise reductions through a building façade to meet a specified internal noise levels. The significance of balcony acoustic treatments has been highlighted in recent decades yet this area has potentially been considered less important than the need for acoustic isolation of building facades. This paper outlines recent research that has been conducted in determining the significance of balcony acoustic treatments in mitigating urban road traffic noise. It summarizes recent literature, some of which focuses on technological advances in the knowledge of balcony acoustic design and some literature discusses the overall aims and benefits of balcony acoustic design. The aim of this paper is to promote the use of balcony acoustic design as a significant element in the overall solution towards mitigating road traffic noise in modern cities.

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ID Code: 60044
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0736-2935
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Acoustics and Noise Control (excl. Architectural Acoustics) (091301)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics Lighting Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design) (120104)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 ASME
Deposited On: 20 May 2013 01:26
Last Modified: 22 May 2013 07:15

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