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Document ID (ISN)112525
CIS number 12-0284
ISSN - Serial title 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Carletti E., Pedrielli F., Casazza C.
Title Development and validation of a numerical prediction model to estimate the annoyance condition at the operating station of compact loaders
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.17, No.3, p.233-240. Illus. 9 ref.
Internet access Development_and_validation_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract This article describes the results of a study aimed at developing and validating a prediction model to assess the annoyance conditions at the operator station of compact loaders by using noise signal objective parameters only. For this purpose, binaural measurements were carried out on 41 compact loaders, both in stationary and real working conditions. The 62 binaural noise recordings were analyzed in terms of acoustic and psychoacoustic parameters and then divided into nine groups and used in specific jury tests to obtain the subjective annoyance scores. Finally, multiple regression technique was applied to the first six groups of noise stimuli to develop the model while the remaining groups were used for its validation.
Descriptors (primary) noise level; drivers; drivers cabs; loaders; threshold of discomfort; comfort assessment
Descriptors (secondary) noise level measurement; statistical evaluation; mathematical models
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise