Integration of a road traffic noise model (ASJ) and traffic simulation (AVENUE) for a built-up area

A. Bhaskar, E. Chung, M. Kuwahara, Y. Oshino

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A road traffic noise prediction model (ASJ MODEL-1998) has been integrated with a road traffic simulator (AVENUE) to produce the Dynamic areawide Road traffic NoisE simulator-DRONE. This traffic-noise-GIS based integrated tool is upgraded to predict noise levels in built-up areas. The integration of traffic simulation with a noise model provides dynamic access to traffic flow characteristics and hence automated and detailed predictions of traffic noise. The prediction is not only on the spatial scale but also on temporal scale. The linkage with GIS gives a visual representation to noise pollution in the form of dynamic areawide traffic noise contour maps. The application of DRONE on a real world built-up area is also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)783-794
Number of pages12
JournalWIT Transactions on the Built Environment
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Areawide noise simulation
  • Dynamic noise simulation
  • GIS for traffic noise
  • Noise contour
  • Noise pollution
  • Traffic noise in built-up areas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Transportation
  • Safety Research
  • Computer Science Applications


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