How to design effective noise barriers?
Designing a noise barrier is one of the most wondered topics of the market. As the Hatko Sound Barrier Company, we have been serving in this market for many years. We are producing well quality products for both domestic and international purposes with the help of these many years of research and experience. Today, we are going to use this experience and will talk about how to design effective noise barriers. We will also give valuable information about the right use and all other details about the noise barriers.
Technical Designing of Effective Noise Barriers
Designing a noise barrier is very important. Because blocking noise is a very hard issue and requires a high level of engineering knowledge and application. If something is wrong at the beginning, all the efforts will be useless. There are so many technical details about designing noise barriers.
Before talking about technical details, there are some designing essentials of noise barriers, which are:
- Optical detection,
- Designing purposes,
- Draft work,
- Specific growing,
- Lighted area,
- Exposition style,
- Height and slope,
- And finally the need for maintenance.
All of these essentials are critical in order to create a well-quality and perfect design. With optical detection, the driver senses the road and barrier as a whole. So, the driver gives attention to the road, not to the barrier. This way we can keep the drivers from distraction.
Designing purposes are handled according to two different aspects; the road and the environmental needs. But, the main aim is to create a perfect match with the barrier and the environment. We shouldn’t see it as a foreign object when we look from outside. In order to achieve this, we should pay attention to some details. The general view of the rural and city are the main determiners that we should care about. Besides, we should create a great combination of blocks and coverings in the construction. The barriers are very long and in order to prevent monotony, we should place the panels section by section. We should take the existing structures under consideration and if some of the application areas are narrow, these places should be prioritized.
Finally, draft work should include all the required details. This work is the final work before the application process. All other essentials are for creating the final work.
Physical Designing of Effective Noise Barriers
As we mentioned before, the technical details are essential factors for designing. At this point, the main purpose is to block the noise and have a natural view.
The physical design of the noise barriers aims to prevent the noise from spreading. Generally, they are placed on both left and right sides of the roads. The sound waves which are created by the vehicles are returned into the road with the curved barriers and they are absorbed by the surface. The noise barriers are designed not only to block the sound waves but also for absorbing them. At this point, they can absorb the waves up to %90. This value refers to around 40 dB. And the rest returns to the road and doesn’t radiate to the environment.
When we compare the view, the barrier seems integrated into the road. According to the general landscaping, they are manufactured as natural green or grayish. But there is no restriction about the color. We can also press the logos or other types of symbols to the materials.
Noise barriers are ideal for all the places that have heavy traffic. At this point, railways, industrial facilities, factories, and airports are subject to noise barriers. Especially, using noise barriers at some important parts of airports that create too much noise gives great results about preventing noise pollution. We can easily say that they are the most effective products for noise.