Road geometries

Each road is defined by a set of parameters:

  • Ground impedance Z:
    • the ground impedance is estimated by the Delany and Bazley one-parameter (specific airflow resistivity σ) for localy reflecting surface or by the phenomenological three parameter (resistivity σ, porisity Ω, tortuosity q2) for porous road surfaces;
    • Z→∝ for a perfectly reflecting surface;
    • Z(P.A.) for a porous asphalt surface (σ=10 kNsm-4, Ω=25%, q2=3.5);
    • Z(grass) for a grassy ground (σ=200 kNsm-4);
    • with or without an impedance discontinuity pavement/grass at d(S,disc.)=4 m from the source S;
    • Note that, in the DEUFRABASE, if you choose a road geometry with a dense ground (respectively, a porous ground), you will be able to select dense pavements only (respectively, porous pavements).
  • Vertical celerity profile ∂c/∂h:
    • ∂c/∂h=0 for a homogeneous atmosphere (on day and evening periods, symbolized by a 'Sun' symbol on the corresponding geometries);
    • ∂c/∂h=0.25 for a favorable propagation condition (rather strong effect, on night period, symbolized by a 'Moon' symbol on geometries);
  • Slope:
    • No slope (i.e. plane ground);
    • Up-slope and Down-slope: hslope=1.5 m, θ=8°, with a sound source S at d(S,slope)=4 m from the beginning of the slope
  • Noise barrier:
    • No barrier;
    • Barrier of height hbarrier=2 m at d(S,screen)=4 m from the source S;
  • Source and receiver positions:
    • The height of the source S is hS=0.05 m for all configurations;
    • Depending on the configuration, the height of the receiver R is hR=1.2m, 2m or 3m;
    • The distance between the source and the receiver is d(S,R)=7.5 m, 40 m, 50 m and 200 m, depending on the road configuration.

Road geometries currently implemented in the DEUFRABASE

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