Agenda for Summer Meeting, 1993

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Transportation Research Board (TRB)
Committee on Transportation-Related Noise and Vibration (A1F04)
1993 Summer Meeting
July 11-14, 1993
Berkley Marina Marriott, Berkley, CA

Sunday, July 11
2:00 p.m. Registration (Main Lobby)
Exhibit Setup (Conference Area)
6:00 p.m. Welcoming Reception
  • Cash Bar
  • Appetizers and Munchies

Monday, July 12
7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Registration Continues
Exhibits Open (Exhibit Area)
8:00 a.m. Welcome to Berkeley James Nelson & Diane Steinhauser
8:15 a.m. Welcome to TRB Summer Meeting Domenick Billera, Chairman, TRB Committee AlFO4, New Jersey Department of Transportation, Trenton, New Jersey
8:30 a.m. Managing the Flood of Data in Airport Noise Monitoring Systems Dan Ingold and Mark Kannelich, The Flood Group, Torrance, CA; and Paul Dunholter, Mestre Greve Associates, Newport Beach, CA.
9:00 a.m. La Guardia Airport Ground-Noise Abatement Study Douglas E. Barrett, Harris Miller Miller Hanson, Inc., Sacramento, CA.
9:30 a.m. Comparison of INM and NOISEMAP Results Areg Gharabegian, Engineering-Science, Inc., Pasadena,CA.
10:00 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Analysis of Vibration and Acoustics Using Vapeps Albert Lee and Vance Anderson, Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA.
11:00 a.m. Construction Noise Control of a Transit Tunnel Portland, Oregon, Steven Wolf, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Orange, CA.
11:30 a.m. Comparison of Rail Project Noise and Vibration Criteria: Absolute Values Vs. Community Ambient Levels James L. Sowell, Rail Construction Corporation, Los Angeles, CA.
12:30 p.m. Buses leave for Lockheed Tour (Box lunch provided).
6:00 p.m. San Francisco Bay Cruise Meet at Marriott Hotel for boarding at 6:15 p.m.

Tuesday, July 13
7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Registration Continues
Exhibits Open (Exhibit Area)
7:50 a.m. Morning Announcements
8:00 a.m. A Summary of Measured Seismic Wave Attenuation Coefficients for Soils Jose C. Ortega and Hooshang Khosrovani, Paul S. Veneklasen & Associates, Santa Monica, CA
8:30 a.m. Some Recent UK Examples of Building Isolation From Railway Vibration and Structure-borne Noise J.R. Cowell, Arup Acoustics, London, United Kingdom
9:00 a.m. Prediction of Rail Transit Ground-borne Noise and Vibration - A Case Study Steven L. Wolfe, Wilson, lhrig & Associates, Inc., Oakland, CA
9:30 a.m. Computer Models for the Analysis of Vehicle/Guideway Vibration Problems Magdy El-Sibaie, Association of American Railroads, Chicago Technical Center, Chicago, IL, and John F. Leary, Association of American Railroads, Transportation Test Center, Pueblo, CO
10:00 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Identification and Analysis of Noise Radiated from a Light Rail Vehicle" James B. Steedman, Navcon Engineering Network, Fullerton, CA; and William G. Halvorsen, Halvorsen Associates, Inc., Cincinnati, OH
11:00 a.m. Noise and Vibration of BART A&B Cars Jason Mickelwright, PGH Wong Engineering/Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc., San Francisco, CA
11:30 a.m. Railroad Track Noise and Vibration Impact Study and Soundwall Design" Sean K. Bui, Amir Yazdanniyaz and Hal Arriick, Acentech Inc., Canoga Park, CA
12:15 p.m. Buffet Lunch at Hotel
1:30 p.m. Buses leave for tours:
  • Airport Noise Monitoring Systems
  • 1-680 Sound Barrier Walls
6:00 p.m. Dinner Event at Hotel - approximately 3 hours

Wednesday, July 14
7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Registration Continues
Exhibits Open (Exhibit Area)
7:50 a.m. Morning Announcements
8:00 a.m. Study of a Noise Barrier Made of Reclaimed Tire Rubber Structural Sandwich Indu B. Mishra, Kanan Associates, Inc., Columbia, MD; and Pedro Albrecht, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
8:30 a.m. Using Recycled Tires in Noise Barriers Soren Pedersen, Ministry of Transportation, Ontario, Canada
9:00 a.m. Measuring Excess Attenuation of Traffic Noise due to Ground Effects, or In Search of the Elusive Alpha Rudy Hendriks, California Department of Transportation, Sacramento, CA
9:30 a.m. A Brief Case Study: Traffic Noise Attenuation Across Open Terrain for a Rural State Highway Jack E. Randorff, Randorff and Associates, Inc., Houston, TX
10:00 a.m. Evaluation of Performance of Experimental Highway Noise Barriers Gregg G. Fleming, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA
10:30 a.m. Elevated Highways and Sound Level Limits Alexandar Segal, County of San Diego, Department of Planning & Land Use, San Diego, CA
11:00 a.m. Determination of the Leq of a Vehicle from its Acoustic Signature Jean-Francois Hamer, Unrets MMA, France.
11:30 a.m. Long Range Sound Propagation in a Suburban Environment under the Presence of an Inversion: A Case Study Pablo A. Daroux, Wilson, lhrig & Associates, Inc., Oakland, CA
Noon Closing Remarks Domenick Billera, Chairman, TRB Committee AlFO4
12:15 p.m. Adjournment