Wheel squeal in rail transit systems

Authors

  • D. Chin-Quee Valcoustics Canada Ltd., Richmond Hill, Ont., Canada

Keywords:

acoustic noise, noise abatement, pollution, railways, rail transit, wheel squeal, sound pressure levels, pure tones, noisy environments, neighbouring land, environmental noise guidelines, noise source, mitigation techniques

Abstract

One of the most prevalent noise by-products of rail transit is wheel squeal. Due to high sound pressure levels (SPL) and pure tones, wheel squeal is increasingly of concern. It results in discomfort to passengers and unacceptably noisy environments for neighbouring land uses. Most environmental noise guidelines do not address this noise source. When it is addressed, the need to mitigate is tempered by the role of transit as a public convenience and essential service, and the limited success of mitigation techniques

Published

1994-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Chin-Quee D. Wheel squeal in rail transit systems. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 1994Sep.1 [cited 2021Apr.17];22(3):111-2. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/874

Issue

Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada