Synthesis of noise of operating vehicles: development within SILENCE of a tool with listening features

Abstract : The European Integrated project SILENCE is dedicated to the reduction of railway and road noise in urban areas. Within this context, SNCF and LMA collaborate in the sub-project B in order to develop a pass-by sound simulation software. This global modelling tool will support parametric studies on the reduction of the noise of a train or a car pass-by, by providing standard indicators (time signature, sound pressure level) and sound samples. It will be used to determine the best combination of optimised sources, developed by manufacturers, in order to reduce the global pass-by noise. In the software, each simulation is based upon the definition of the acoustic sources and the pass-by scenario. Each physical acoustic source on the vehicle is represented by one or several point sources. These point sources radiate either pure tones or broadband noise. A dedicated algorithm is used to simulate each type in an efficient way to reduce the computation time. The characteristics of the sources are obtained either from numerical models, or from standstill and pass-by antenna measurements (carried out in the SILENCE project). As a large source such as a cooling system can not be modelled by several point sources located at close positions, a radiation pattern is allocated to the point source. Dedicated studies are in progress to measure the radiation pattern of classical sources on a train (two series of measurements on a 1:14 scale-model and on a train).
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Estelle Bongini, Stéphane Molla, Pierre-Etienne Gautier, Dominique Habault, Pierre-Olivier Mattei, et al.. Synthesis of noise of operating vehicles: development within SILENCE of a tool with listening features. B. Schulte-Werning et al. Noise and Vibration Mitigation for Rail Transportation Systems, Springer, pp.320-326, 2008, Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design (NNFM) No. 99, ⟨10.1007/978-3-540-74893-9⟩. ⟨hal-00432811⟩



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