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2003, 19

Gratiela Hincu

Computer assisted evaluation of traffic noise level

language: English

received 19.11.2003, published 12.12.2003

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This article presents the main aspects concerning the traffic noise as well as the elements that generate it. Starting with a study on several street profiles, the paper takes into account the variability of modelling parameters (height of buildings, distance between the facades of buildings, green zones, composition of traffic etc) and then, analyzes the influence of these factors on the traffic noise level. At the same time, it proposes a comparative study of the equivalent noise level, calculated and measured “in situ”, in several boulevards of the Romanian capital city, Bucharest.

6 pages, 2 figures

Сitation: Gratiela Hincu. Computer assisted evaluation of traffic noise level. Electronic Journal “Technical Acoustics”,, 2003, 18.


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Gratiela Hincu was born in Focsani, Romania. Graduated from the Faculty of Constructions of Iasi, with the first-class degree and received Ph.D. from “Gh. Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, in 1997. In 1995, she went to EPF of Lausanne (Switzerland) to prepare her Ph. D. thesis in room acoustics and then, in 1997, she joined the acoustic research group of ENTPE of Vaulx en Velin (France). Dr. Gratiela Hincu is a reader at “Gh. Asachi” Technical University of Iasi (Romania). Scientific activity includes room acoustic design, sound insulation design and environmental acoustics.

e-mail: hgratiela(at)