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Review of Noise Generated by Heavy Vehicle Exhaust/Engine Brake
  • Publication no: AP-101-93
  • ISBN: 0 85588 431 2
  • Published: 1 January 1993
This Austroads report gives details on the noise levels and changes in frequencies generated by the operation of engine brakes. The report proposes development of a test for noise monitoring (stationary or moving vehicle) as an Australian Design Rule or an in-service regulation. Strategies are proposed to reduce both noise generated and the consequent effect on people.
  • AP-101/93 aREVIEW OF NOISE GENERATED BY HEAVY VEHICLE EXHAUST/ENGINE BRAKES
  • AUSTROADS ACTIONS
  • SUMMARY
  • CONTENTS
  • 1.0. INTRODUCTION
  • 2.0. BACKGROUND
  • 2.1. WHAT IS A SUPPLEMENTARY BRAKE AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
  • 2.2. WHY HAVE SUPPLEMENTARY BRAKES?
  • 3.0. LITERATURE SEARCH AND REVIEW
  • 3.1. LITERATURE SEARCH
  • 3.2. LITERATURE REVIEW
  • 3.3. CURRENT OVERSEAS LEGISLATION
  • 3.4. CONSULTATION WITH INDUSTRY
  • 4.0. THE DEVELOPMENT OF ROAD-SIDE TEST METHODOLOGY
  • 4.1. TEST PLAN
  • 4.2. RESULTS
  • 4.3. Roadside Test Method
  • 5.0. NOISE CONTROL STRATEGIES
  • 6.0. CONCLUSIONS
  • 7.0. RECOMMENDATIONS
  • APPENDIX A - OVERSEAS CONTACTS
  • APPENDIX B - QUESTIONAIRE AND LIST OF ORGANISATIONS TO WHOM SENT
  • APPENDIX C - VEHICLE TECHNICAL DETAILS