Author : Mohammed Ali, Naaim
journal of kerbala university,
2010, Volume 6, Issue 3, Pages 26-36
The noise impact due to fast food outlets ( takeaway shops ) on residential areas has been investigated. Measurements of the hourly equivalent continuous noise level LAeq at the vicinity of various takeaway shops on different days were carried out. Comparatively, the predicted hourly equivalent continuous noise level LAeq due to car slams and car engine starts at the same sites were calculated using a predicted model. This model is dependent on the hourly numbers of car door slams and car engine starts, which were counted manually at the sites in equation.From this investigation it has been concluded that : at sites located at open ended roads, the prediction model underestimates LAeq by variable factors in the range (5-10) dB(A), while at sites located at closed ended roads, the model predicts, relatively, a slight difference, i.e. less than 2 dB(A).