COMPARISON BETWEEN MEASURED TRAFFIC NOISE IN KLANG VALLEY, MALAYSIA AND EXISTING PREDICTION MODELS
Journal: Engineering Heritage Journal (GWK)
Author: Herni Halim, Ramdzani Abdullah, and Mohd. Jailani Mohd Nor, Hamidi Abdul Aziz, Noorhazlinda Abd Rahman
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Many road traffic noise models are available around the world. However, these models cannot be simply generalized because local conditions affecting such noise (e.g., vehicle type and weather) vary from one locality to another. Two traffic noise models used in this study are the L10 Calculation of Road Traffic Noise (CRTN) model and Traffic Noise Model of Ontario Ministry of Transportation. Using regression analysis, it was found that the predicted traffic noise levels by the CRTN model gave satisfactory correlation with the measured values (R2 of 0.7109). The Traffic Noise Model Of Ontario Ministry Of Transportation overestimated traffic noise level by 3.46 dB(A) on average. This study proves that the improved Ontario Ministry of Transportation Traffic Noise model is satisfactory in predicting traffic noise in a city with high percentage of motorcycle usage. This study also implies that CRTN model is a valid model in predicting traffic noise levels for a city with high rates of motorcycle use such Klang Valley, Malaysia.