Special Issue "New Solutions Mitigating Environmental Noise Pollution"
A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019)
Prof. Dr. Konstantinos E. Vogiatzis
Laboratory of Transportation Environmental Acoustics L.T.E.A., Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
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Interests: strategic noise planning; noise action plans; urban noise; road and airport environmental noise; ground borne noise and vibration; soundscaping; metro and tramway airborne and ground borne noise; noise barriers and floating slabs for transportation infrastructure
The increasing attention of public and scientific results regarding noise pollution effects on health pushed the EU to issue the 49/2002/CE directive. Noise mapping in the EU showed an enormous number of annoyed citizen; cities and infrastructure owners were asked to mitigate noise from transport and industrial sources, inside and outside buildings. New solutions are being studied and applied, and there is a great deal of interest in experimentation taking into account green economy, recycling materials, new approaches to traffic management as low emission zones, new pavements, new vehicles and tires, and novel systems to reduce noise at sources for railways and airports.
Methods and procedures are set to establish the efficacy and efficiency of mitigation actions; standards on barriers and pavement permit to qualify performances, and the prioritization of actions became crucial in order to guarantee transparent principles to the public.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to determine the state-of-the-art on noise mitigation at the source, and also in propagation and at the receivers.
A large quantity of research topics could be considered as valid submissions, as related to all the issues mentioned above. Authors are invited to submit their works related to the following topics (but not limited to them):
- noise action plan;
- transportation noise mitigation;
- policies and good practices for traffic management, noise planning;
- noise control;
- industrial noise remediation;
- methods for action prioritization;
- evaluation of mitigation action performance;
- models and algorithms for source characterization and outdoor sound propagation;
- classification, evaluation and protection of quiet areas;
- noise mitigation in building acoustics;
- wind turbine noise;
- use of recycled and waste materials to reduce noise.
Prof. Dr. Gaetano Licitra
Prof. Dr. Konstantinos E. Vogiatzis
Manuscript Submission Information
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- noise action plan
- transportation noise mitigation
- noise planning
- traffic management
- noise control