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Outcomes

The main deliverable of QUIESST will be a comprehensive reference guidebook about NRD holistic optimisation(referring to associated databases, simulation methods, measurement methods and recommendations: all these are also QUIESST deliverables).

 

QUIESST at relevant Events

Noise in the Built Environment 29 April 2010, Ghent (Belgium)

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IRF World Meeting 2010 25-28 May 2010, Lisbon (Portugal)

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Monitoring of environment 2010 24-25 May 2010, Krakov (Poland)

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Internoise 2010 13-16 June 2010, Lisbon (Portugal) imagesPDF
International Symposium on Sustainability in Acoustics 29-31 August 2010, Aukland (New Zealand) imagesPDF imagesPDF
 Mediterranean Congress on Acoustics October 2010, Rabat (Marroc) imagesPDF
Internoise 2011 4-7 September 2011, Osaka (Japan) imagesPDF
Acoustics 2012 23-27 April 2012, Nantes (France) imagesPDF imagesPDF
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Euronoise 2012 10-13 June 2012, Prague (Czech Republic) imagesPDF imagesPDF
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Internoise 2012 19-22 August 2012, News York (USA) imagesPDF
Serbian Noise Congress 7 November 2012, Belgrade (Serbia) imagesPDF

 

QUIESST articles and papers

  • Strade e Autostrade

  • Clairbois J-P., De Roo F.,  Garai M., Conter M., Defrance J., Oltean-Dumbrava C., Fusco I. (2010)QUIESST: toward a better knowledge and understanding of how efficient noise barriers could actually be”, Noise in the built environment Conference, University of Ghent , Belgium 29-30 April 2010

  • Clairbois J-P., De Roo F.,  Garai M., Conter M., Defrance J., Oltean-Dumbrava C., Fusco I. (2010) “QUIESST: toward a better knowledge and understanding of how efficient noise barriers could actually be”, Invited Paper, INTERNOISE 2010, Noise and Sustainability, 15-16 June 2010, Lisbon Portugal

  • Oltean-Dumbrava C., Watts G., Miah A. (2010) “Review of the sustainability of noise reducing devices for EU project QUIESST”, International Symposium on Sustainability in Acoustics, ISSA 2010, Auckland, New Zealand, 29-31 August.

  • Oltean-Dumbrava C., Watts G., Miah A. (2010) "Towards the procurement of sustainable noise reducing devices - state-of-the-art review from EU project QUIESST," submitted to the ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, (accepted for publication).

  • Oltean-Dumbrava C., Watts G., Miah A. (2011) “ Primary sustainability criteria for assessing the sustainability of noise reducing devices for EU Project QUIESST” Invited Paper, INTERNOISE 2011, 4-7 September 2011, Osaka, Japan.
  •  Clairbois J-P., De Roo F., Garai M., Conter M., Defrance J., Oltean-Dumbrava C., Fusco I. (2011) “ QUIESST: 
    mid-term report” Invited Paper, INTERNOISE 2011, 4-7 September 2011, Osaka, Japan.

  • Oltean-Dumbrava C., Watts G., Miah A. (2012) Transport infrastructure: making more sustainable decisions for noise reduction” submitted to the International Journal of Journal of Cleaner Production, January 2012.

  • Oltean-Dumbrava C., Watts G., Miah A. (2012) "Procurement of Sustainable Noise Reducing Devices: State of the Art Review from EU Project QUIESST" Journal of Management in Engineering, 2012

  • Oltean-Dumbrava C., Breo G., Perazzi M. (2012) "Infrastrutture di trasportosostenibili: il caso delle barriere antirumore" Costruzioni Metalliche, 2012

  • Oltean-Dumbrava C. Watts G., Miah A. (2011). “Determining the relevant primary sustainability criteria for assessing the sustainability of noise reducing devices for EU Project QUIESST”, submitted to the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation October 2011, pending review.

  • Oltean-Dumbrava C., Watts G., Miah A. (2012) “Expounding the ‘Top-Down-Bottom-Up’ Methodology for Eliciting Bespoke Sets of Sustainability Assessment Criteria for Unique Civil Engineering/Infrastructure Projects” submitted to the ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, pending review.

  • Oltean-Dumbrava C., Watts G., Miah A. (2012)Defining sustainability key performance indicators for measuring, monitoring, and reporting the sustainability performances of noise reducing devices for EU project QUIESST”, Invited Paper, Euronoise, Prague, 10-13 June, 2012.

  • Oltean-Dumbrava C., Watts G., Miah A. (2012)Generic database of sustainability criteria values per main noise reducing device type for EU project QUIESST”, Invited Paper, Internoise, New York, 19-22 August, 2012.

 QUIESST Deliverables

 

 
Del. Nr. Deliverable Name                                                WP Nr.    Nature Dissemination Level Delivery Date
D1a.1  Project Management Plan WP1 R CO M0
D2.1  State of the Art report WP2 R CO

M4

D2.2; D2.3;
D2.4;
D2.5

Extrapolation of near field Reflection Index data to far field reflection performance indicators WP2 R PU M30
D2.6  Instructions for processing of near field reflectivity test data and derivation of far field reflectivity indicators WP2 R PU M36
D3.1  Instructions for processing of near field reflectivity test data and derivation of far field reflectivity indicators WP3 R PU M4
D3.2  Noise reducing devices acting on airborne sound propagation – Test method for determining the acoustic performance – Intrinsic characteristics – In situ values of sound reflection under direct sound field conditions WP3 R CO M9
D3.3  Noise reducing devices acting on airborne sound propagation – Test method for determining the acoustic performance – Intrinsic characteristics – In situ values of sound reflection under direct sound field conditions WP3 R PU M15
D3.4  Noise reducing devices acting on airborne sound propagation – Test method for determining the acoustic performance – Intrinsic characteristics – In situ values of airborne sound insulation under direct sound field conditions WP3 R PU M28
D3.5  Inter-laboratory test to assess the uncertainty of the new measurement methods for determining the in situ values of sound reflection and airborne sound insulation of noise reducing devices under direct sound field conditions WP3 R PU M33
D3.6  Final Procedural report WP3 R PU M36
D4.1  State of the art report on the relationship between
laboratory and in-situ methods
WP4 R PU M6
D4.2  Report on use and structure of the database of NRD acoustic performances WP4 R PU M24
D4.3  Final procedural report on WP4 activities:
Including public database of European NRD, data analysis and definition of NRD families
WP4 R PU M33
D5.1  State of the art of existing optimisation methods
and noise prediction approaches
WP5 R PU M4
D5.2  Setting a methodology for a holistic optimisation
of noise reducing devices
WP5 R PU M12
D5.3  Application to intrinsic acoustic optimisations WP5 R CO M19
D5.4  Application to extrinsic acoustic optimizations and holistic optimizations WP5 R PU M26
D5.5  Global impact on noise abatement WP5 R PU M33
D5.6  Final procedural report on holistic optimization WP5 R PU M36
D6.1 State of the art review and report on the sustainability of noise reducing devices (NRDs) WP6 R PU M6
D6.2  Relevant Generic Sustainability Criteria and Indicators for NRDs WP6 R CO M12
D6.3  The modelling of the generic set of sustainability criteria and the critical analysis of existing methods and tools which can be used for the assessment of the overall sustainability WP6 R PU M16
D6.4  Data Collection and Information Generation for the Measurement of the Sustainability Generic Relevant Criteria and Indicators for Existing NRDs WP6 R PU M26
D6.5  Evaluation of Methods for Assessing Overall Sustainability using Two Noise Barrier Case Studies WP6 R PU M34
D6.6 Final Report WP6 R PU M35
D7.1  Project Dissemination and Usage Plan WP7 R PU M3
D7.2  Project Web site WP7 O PU M3
D7.3  Project leaflet WP7 O PU M3
D7.4  Comprehensive Guidebook to NRD optimisation dedicated to planners, stakeholders and consultantd WP7 R PU M36
D7.5  Presentation on project outcomes (conference ecc) WP7 O PU As needed

 

    Internoise 2010