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dc.contributor.authorBaker, Aubrey Anneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-18T08:00:39Z
dc.date.available2015-07-18T08:00:39Z
dc.date.issued2015-07-17en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:5365en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/54568
dc.description.abstractThe effects of two different noise sources upon their surrounding communities were investigated with both quantitative and qualitative measures. A high school football game, which presents continuous noise over a relatively short duration on a predictable schedule was found to have a slight annoyance on its surrounding community. In contrast, a train horn blow at a residential intersection was investigated. This sound was unpredictable and could occur at any time. Residents in this community were found to have a moderate level of annoyance. It was found that each of the noises studied violated suggested noise levels for common household activities, in addition to many local, state, and federal noise regulations. It is recommended that both of the sounds studied herein be reduced or eliminated altogether. Limiting the level of sound produced by the PA system at the football game and using a noise reducing barrier would help in the case of the football game. Converting the railroad intersection into one with sufficient safety features, especially a crossing quad-gate that no longer requires trains to blow their horns would be the optimal solution, with the added benefit of precluding vehicles from entering the crossing when a train is present.en_US
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectcommunity noiseen_US
dc.subjectauditoryen_US
dc.subjecttrain hornen_US
dc.subjectfootball gameen_US
dc.titleInvestigation of Community Annoyance as Invoked by a High School Stadium and a Train Horn Proximal to Residentially Zoned Homesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentIndustrial and Systems Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineIndustrial and Systems Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairCasali, John Gordonen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberElvinger, Francois C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPethtel, Ray D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberAgnew, Michael J.en_US


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