JTTs  Vol.5 No.4 , October 2015
A Study of Noise & Development of Traffic Noise Annoyance Models
Abstract
Although noise annoyance is a major public health problem in urban areas, noise problem is still a great challenge for both public and transportation planners. The quantitative study of traffic noise and its relationship with annoyance & traffic volume was discussed in the paper and at the same time we tried to develop new statistical regression models to relate them. In the present study we also tried to fit different regression models such as Log-Linear, Linear, Log-Log Linear and Quadratic over noise data and decided which model fitted the best by using mathematics of principle of maxima & minima. After the identification of best fit curve we use this to fit our data. The aim of the study was to assess the predictive value of various factors on noise annoyance in noisy and quiet urban streets of New Delhi, capital of India.

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Ahmad, S. , Sarkar, P. and Dhungana, H. (2015) A Study of Noise & Development of Traffic Noise Annoyance Models. Journal of Transportation Technologies, 5, 185-190. doi: 10.4236/jtts.2015.54017.
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