Speech interference on residential balconies with road traffic noise

Naish, Daniel A. (2013) Speech interference on residential balconies with road traffic noise. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Residential balcony design influences speech interference levels caused by road traffic noise and a simplified design methodology is needed for optimising balcony acoustic treatments. This research comprehensively assesses speech interference levels and benefits of nine different balcony designs situated in urban street canyons through the use of a combined direct, specular reflection and diffuse reflection path theoretical model. This thesis outlines the theory, analysis and results that lead up to the presentation of a practical design guide which can be used to predict the acoustic effects of balcony geometry and acoustic treatments in streets with variable geometry and acoustic characteristics.

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ID Code: 63527
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Tan, Andy & Demirbilek, Nur
Additional Information: Faculty has granted 2 years embargo period to this thesis
Keywords: residential balcony, speech interference level, road traffic noise, acoustic design guide, sound power
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Daniel A. Naish
Deposited On: 22 Oct 2013 00:02
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2015 14:01

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