Topic Editors

Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, 9 Engineering Drive 1, Singapore 117575, Singapore
Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore 138632, Singapore

Towards Sustainable and Liveable Cities: Recent Advances in Noise Control Measures

Abstract submission deadline
30 July 2024
Manuscript submission deadline
30 September 2024
Viewed by
4744

Topic Information

Dear Colleagues,

As sustainability and livability are now two of the main pillars in developing future cities, outdoor and indoor noise controls have started to receive more research emphasis lately. Examples of outdoor noise include transportation noise, wind turbine noise, community noise, and industrial noise. Examples of indoor noise include animal noise and impact noise. Outdoor noise can also propagate into living spaces and contributes to indoor noise. As the world aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, solutions that possess elements of sustainability are preferred. This Topic aims to publish recent advances in noise control measures that could be beneficial for controlling indoor noise and/or outdoor noise as cities are developed to be more sustainable and livable. Solutions that tackle the source, path, or receiver are all welcomed. Review articles relevant to the scope are also welcomed. We look forward to receiving your valued contributions.

Prof. Dr. Heow Pueh Lee
Dr. Linus Yinn Leng Ang
Topic Editors

Keywords

  • outdoor noise
  • indoor noise
  • community noise
  • sound absorption
  • built environment
  • noise mitigation
  • noise barrier
  • acoustic absorbers
  • biomimetic designs
  • acoustic metamaterials

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
Acoustics
acoustics
1.3 3.7 2019 19.4 Days CHF 1600 Submit
Crystals
crystals
2.4 4.2 2011 10.8 Days CHF 2100 Submit
Designs
designs
- 3.9 2017 15.2 Days CHF 1600 Submit
Environments
environments
3.5 5.7 2014 25.7 Days CHF 1800 Submit
Sustainability
sustainability
3.3 6.8 2009 20 Days CHF 2400 Submit

Preprints.org is a multidiscipline platform providing preprint service that is dedicated to sharing your research from the start and empowering your research journey.

MDPI Topics is cooperating with Preprints.org and has built a direct connection between MDPI journals and Preprints.org. Authors are encouraged to enjoy the benefits by posting a preprint at Preprints.org prior to publication:

  1. Immediately share your ideas ahead of publication and establish your research priority;
  2. Protect your idea from being stolen with this time-stamped preprint article;
  3. Enhance the exposure and impact of your research;
  4. Receive feedback from your peers in advance;
  5. Have it indexed in Web of Science (Preprint Citation Index), Google Scholar, Crossref, SHARE, PrePubMed, Scilit and Europe PMC.

Published Papers (2 papers)

Order results
Result details
Journals
Select all
Export citation of selected articles as:
24 pages, 9578 KiB  
Systematic Review
Noise Pollution Studies in the Arab World: A Scientometric Analysis and Research Agenda
by Tallal Abdel Karim Bouzir, Djihed Berkouk, Juan Miguel Barrigón Morillas, Guillermo Rey-Gozalo and David Montes González
Sustainability 2024, 16(11), 4350; https://doi.org/10.3390/su16114350 - 22 May 2024
Viewed by 818
Abstract
This review analyzed scientific publications on noise pollution in 22 Arab countries from 1983 to 2022. The objective of this study was to assess the current state of research on noise pollution in the Arab world, identify trends and gaps in the literature, [...] Read more.
This review analyzed scientific publications on noise pollution in 22 Arab countries from 1983 to 2022. The objective of this study was to assess the current state of research on noise pollution in the Arab world, identify trends and gaps in the literature, and subsequently formulate a thorough research agenda. A comprehensive search of the Scopus database was conducted using relevant search terms and inclusion criteria. Out of 249 results, 104 studies were selected. The data extraction from the 104 studies includes the country where the study was conducted/designed; the publication year; the journal of publication; sponsorship details; and the research methodology used. VOSviewer software (VOSviewer 1.6.18) was used to visualize the literature data and co-occurrence networks, collaborations, and research fronts. The analysis revealed that Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Kuwait were the most active countries in noise pollution research, while Sudan and Libya had the lowest number of publications in this field. Additionally, countries like Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Mauritania had no publications on this subject. Research on noise pollution in this region mainly focuses on noise in urban zones and workplaces, particularly in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Jordan. Topics vary across other Arab countries. The results highlight the increasing significance of noise pollution research in the Arab world, particularly evident in recent periods. However, scientific output from Arab countries remains significantly limited compared to other global contexts. This study emphasizes the pressing requirement for increased investment in noise pollution research, aiming to achieve knowledge of the acoustic situation in Arab countries in order to develop strategies to mitigate population exposure to noise pollution, improve the well-being of citizens, and protect public health. Full article
Show Figures

Figure 1

20 pages, 490 KiB  
Systematic Review
A Systematic Review of Emerging Ventilated Acoustic Metamaterials for Noise Control
by Linus Yinn Leng Ang, Fangsen Cui, Kian-Meng Lim and Heow Pueh Lee
Sustainability 2023, 15(5), 4113; https://doi.org/10.3390/su15054113 - 24 Feb 2023
Cited by 4 | Viewed by 2700
Abstract
As sustainability is one of the main pillars in developing future cities, adopting natural ventilation whenever possible is one way to reduce energy consumption, thus indirectly reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Lately, ventilated acoustic metamaterials have started to receive more research attention because of [...] Read more.
As sustainability is one of the main pillars in developing future cities, adopting natural ventilation whenever possible is one way to reduce energy consumption, thus indirectly reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Lately, ventilated acoustic metamaterials have started to receive more research attention because of how they can provide both ventilation and noise control. Motivated by this research attention, we present this timely systematic review of emerging ventilated acoustic metamaterials for noise control. By limiting the review to a five-year coverage (2018–2023), three kinds of ventilated acoustic metamaterials were identified—metamufflers, metapanels, and metacages. Based on the studies included in this review, we discuss the present challenges of metacages. More research efforts are still needed to see real-world applications of metacages as a novel ventilated noise control measure in the future. Full article
Show Figures

Figure 1

Back to TopTop