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Title: EXAMINING APPLICABILITY OF EPS (EXPANDED POLSTYRENE) COMPOSITE AS A NOISE BARRIER IN SINGAPORE CONTEXT
Authors: BHAGRA, SAURABH
Keywords: Architecture
Design Technology and Sustainability
Shinya Okuda
2011/2012 DTS
Cantilevers
Composite construction
EPS
Fabrication
Noise attenuation
Noise barriers
On-site assembly
Sectional profile
Sound insulation
Issue Date: 13-Jan-2012
Citation: BHAGRA, SAURABH (2012-01-13). EXAMINING APPLICABILITY OF EPS (EXPANDED POLSTYRENE) COMPOSITE AS A NOISE BARRIER IN SINGAPORE CONTEXT. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A modern city evolves with an extensive transportation infrastructure of streets, roads, expressways and mass transit systems which are necessary to provide seamless connectivity of social infrastructure, i.e. the residential, commercial and industrial and educational hubs. Singapore is one such example where a lot of HDB housing, commercial, institutional and industrial estates have come up next to the transportation loops conforming to the design intent of the planners. The planning of these buildings however, has a few disadvantages due to its proximity to the transportation infrastructure. These are namely increased levels of polluted air and high decibel levels of sound. Air pollution lately has been controlled by implementing stricter emission norms but few measures have been taken to address the increasing noise pollution. The highways and expressways in Singapore have come a long way in the past decades to insure improved road connectivity and smooth traffic flow across the island. Increasing traffic volume and faster travel times translate to higher noise levels next to the roadways. The LTA Singapore has been approached by irate residents in the recent years of the constantly increasing noise pollution in residential estates. This has posed new challenges for the LTA and preliminary studies on noise abatement solutions are being conducted to come up with a sound proposal in the future. Noise barrier systems are one of the alternatives with extensive application in densely populated cities across the globe where noise pollution is a bane. Their fundamental principle lies in insertion of a physical barrier between a noise source and a receiver. The profile, material and composition of this physical barrier have profound effects on its effectiveness. Today, few choices exist when a sustainable alternative to conventional noise abatement systems and materials are sought. New materials like EPS have their own limitations but can they prove to be a good alternative?
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/220393
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