Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 5, No 4 (2013)

Environmental Factors Having an Impact on the Noise Induced by Motor Vahicles

Rasa Akelaitytė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)
Tomas Januševičius (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)


The transport sector is rapidly developing industry in Lithuania. Over the past few years, a significant increase in motor vehicles on our roads can be noticed. Both light and heavy vehicles create economic benefits, and, at the same time, cause ecological and social problems such as noise, a growing number of accidents and environmental pollution. In order to reduce the rate of accidents, many places have been equipped with speed-limiting humps. However, the vehicles approaching them will increase noise levels. The article describes a calculation method of how to determine the influence of various factors caused by car noise. Reflections on the surface, the atmosphere and sound waves on road obstacles can increase or decrease sounds in the environment. The above introduced factors must be taken into account conducting noise measurement tests.

Article in Lithuanian

Article in: Lithuanian

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Keyword(s): noise; cars; correction; sound; vehicular traffic; speed limiting humps

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2013.52

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Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis ISSN 2029-2341, eISSN 2029-2252
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