Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 4, No 5 (2012)

Investigation into the Dependence of Noise Generated By Standing Cars on the Engine Power

Julius Gineika
Raimondas Grubliauskas


Ambient noise harms a number of citizens in Europe. The major sources of environmental noise are that generated by cars in streets, parking lots, railway lines and airports as well as noise from local sources (fans, transformers). According to the methodology for noise measurement, engine testing has been carried out. The conducted analysis has been focused on engine capacity and the distance between vehicles and equipment. Equivalent, maximum and minimum sound levels at different frequencies have been measured accepting that errors may range up to 2 %. Maximum sound level has been reached using the engine of 2000 cm3 petrol capacity. At a half-meter distance, the equivalent sound level reaches 89 dB(A), whereas the noise level decreases moving away from the car. The obtained results of tested cars disclose that according to engine capacity, the majority of the investigated cars are technically faulty and therefore significantly exceed noise levels.

Article in Lithuanian

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2012-12-31

Keyword(s): vehicle; engine capacity; noise level

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2012.76

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