BS EN 16272-4:2016 - Railway applications. Track. Noise barriers and related devices acting on airborne sound propagation. Test method for determining the acoustic performance. Intrinsic characteristics. In situ values of sound diffraction under direct sound field

BS EN 16272-4:2016

Railway applications. Track. Noise barriers and related devices acting on airborne sound propagation. Test method for determining the acoustic performance. Intrinsic characteristics. In situ values of sound diffraction under direct sound field

Status : Current   Published : October 2016

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This European Standard describes a test method for determining the intrinsic characteristics of sound diffraction of added devices installed on the top of railway noise barriers. The test method prescribes measurements of the sound pressure level at several reference points near the top edge of a noise barrier with and without the added device installed on its top. The intrinsic effectiveness of the added device is calculated as the difference between the measured values with and without the added devices, correcting for any change in height. In other words, the method described here gives the acoustic benefit of changing the shape and materials of the top edge over a simple barrier of the same height. This is an intrinsic characteristic of the added device, provided that the source and receiver positions are standardized. In practice, when the added device is placed over an existing barrier, it raises the height and this provides additional screening, depending on the source and receiver positions, not considered in this European Standard. The test method is intended for the following applications: - preliminary qualification, outdoors or indoors, of added devices to be installed on noise barriers; - determination of sound diffraction index difference of added devices in actual use; - comparison of design specifications of an added device with actual performance data after the completion of the construction work; - verification of the long term performance of added devices (with a repeated application of the method); - interactive design process of new products, including the formulation of installation manuals. The test method can be applied both in situ and on samples purposely built to be tested using the method described here. Results are expressed as a function of frequency, in one-third octave bands between 100 Hz and 5 kHz. If it is not possible to get valid measurements results over the whole frequency range indicated, the results shall be given in the restricted frequency range and the reasons for the restriction(s) shall be clearly reported. A single-number rating is calculated from frequency data. For indoor measurements, see Annex A.




Standard NumberBS EN 16272-4:2016
TitleRailway applications. Track. Noise barriers and related devices acting on airborne sound propagation. Test method for determining the acoustic performance. Intrinsic characteristics. In situ values of sound diffraction under direct sound field
StatusCurrent
Publication Date31 October 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 16272-3-2, EN 16272-6, EN ISO 354, EN 61672-1, ISO/IEC Guide 98-3, GUM:1995
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 13472-1:2002, EN 60942, EN 61260
International RelationshipsEN 16272-4:2016
Draft Superseded By14/30297521 DC
DescriptorsRailway vehicles, Acoustics, Noise (environmental), Acoustic measurement, Internal, Acoustic waves, Diffraction, Railway equipment, Testing conditions, Sound intensity, Test equipment, Dimensions, Specifications, Data processing Railway applications
ICS93.100
Title in FrenchApplications ferroviaires. Voie. Dispositifs de réduction du bruit. Méthode d'essai pour la détermination des performances acoustiques. Caractéristiques intrinsèques. Valeurs in situ de la diffraction acoustique dans des conditions de champ acoustique direct
Title in GermanBahnanwendungen. Oberbau. Lärmschutzwände und verwandte Vorrichtungen zur Beeinflussung der Luftschallausbreitung. Prüfverfahren zur Bestimmung der akustischen Eigenschaften. Produktspezifische Merkmale. In -situ -Werte zur Schallbeugung in gerichteten Schallfeldern
CommitteeRAE/2
ISBN978 0 580 85887 1
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages40
File Size2.719 MB
Price£214.00


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