A Simulation to Noise Barrier

by L. H. Huang, Natl Taiwan Univ, Taipei, Taiwan,
T. M. Kung, Natl Taiwan Univ, Taipei, Taiwan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Mechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond


The problem related to noise barrier is simulated by a still, single frequency, three dimensional sound source located within two parallel screens with rigid back walls. The solution of reflection sound field is represented by an asymptotic solution which is derived by the method of steepest descent. We find that there is a periodic relationship between the screen reflection coefficient and the gap-to-wave length ratio (d/λ) of the noise barrier. And there is another parameter called screen Reynolds number (Re) which regularly affects the value of the screen reflection coefficient. The optimum choice of noise barrier which minimizes reflection within parallel noise barriers, according to the numerical results, is Re = 1, and d/λ = 1/4. We also find that increasing the height of the noise barrier is order to improve its noise control effect is not economical.

Subject Headings: Noise pollution | Highway barriers | Three-dimensional models | Parameters (statistics) | Numerical methods | Economic factors | Acoustic techniques | Reynolds number

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