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Porous stones increase the noise shielding of a gabion

(2019) APPLIED ACOUSTICS. 145. p.82-88
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Gabions - metal-wired cages filled up with stones - are increasingly becoming popular as decorative elements and land property boundaries. It has been shown before that such structures can be used as road traffic noise barriers as well. However, the types of stones used in gabions have not been experimentally studied so far. Exploratory measurements at full scale in a semi-anechoic room were performed to study the effect of both porous and rigid stones on their noise reducing potential. At the 1/3 octave bands below 1 kHz, low-height gabions (with depths of 20 cm and 30 cm) hardly provide any sound pressure level reduction. At higher sound frequencies, in contrast, the shielding rapidly increases. Porous lava stones were found to significantly increase the shielding compared to rigid stones. Reflections on such nondeep low-height barriers towards the source side were found to be of minor importance when considering a standardized A-weighted road traffic noise spectrum. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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PROPAGATION, BARRIERS, Noise barriers, Gabions, Diffraction, Transmission, Natural solutions

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Van Renterghem, Timothy, Ine Van Ginderachter, and Pieter Thomas. 2019. “Porous Stones Increase the Noise Shielding of a Gabion.” Applied Acoustics 145: 82–88.
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Van Renterghem, T., Van Ginderachter, I., & Thomas, P. (2019). Porous stones increase the noise shielding of a gabion. APPLIED ACOUSTICS, 145, 82–88.
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Van Renterghem T, Van Ginderachter I, Thomas P. Porous stones increase the noise shielding of a gabion. APPLIED ACOUSTICS. Oxford: Elsevier Sci Ltd; 2019;145:82–8.
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Van Renterghem, Timothy, Ine Van Ginderachter, and Pieter Thomas. “Porous Stones Increase the Noise Shielding of a Gabion.” APPLIED ACOUSTICS 145 (2019): 82–88. Print.
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  abstract     = {Gabions - metal-wired cages filled up with stones - are increasingly becoming popular as decorative elements and land property boundaries. It has been shown before that such structures can be used as road traffic noise barriers as well. However, the types of stones used in gabions have not been experimentally studied so far. Exploratory measurements at full scale in a semi-anechoic room were performed to study the effect of both porous and rigid stones on their noise reducing potential. At the 1/3 octave bands below 1 kHz, low-height gabions (with depths of 20 cm and 30 cm) hardly provide any sound pressure level reduction. At higher sound frequencies, in contrast, the shielding rapidly increases. Porous lava stones were found to significantly increase the shielding compared to rigid stones. Reflections on such nondeep low-height barriers towards the source side were found to be of minor importance when considering a standardized A-weighted road traffic noise spectrum. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.},
  author       = {Van Renterghem, Timothy and Van Ginderachter, Ine and Thomas, Pieter},
  issn         = {0003-682X},
  journal      = {APPLIED ACOUSTICS},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {82--88},
  publisher    = {Elsevier Sci Ltd},
  title        = {Porous stones increase the noise shielding of a gabion},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2018.09.016},
  volume       = {145},
  year         = {2019},
}

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