RIVAS – Vibrations: Ways out of the Annoyance

A summary of outcomes

Please find the final brochure of the RIVAS project under Results and Publications.


“Vibration – Ways out of the annoyance”, was held in Brussels, on 21 November 2013

Please find here more information.


Assessment and monitoring procedures (WP1)

The main objective of WP1 is the establishment of test procedures to efficiently monitor and control the performance of vibration mitigation measures under realistic conditions and their effect on residents.

More specifically, this implies the following operative goals and actions:

  • A procedure will be defined to evaluate the reduced vibration level in terms of human expo-sure, considering vibration and vibration induced noise, taking into account legislation and evaluation procedures in the European countries.
  • A test procedure will be elaborated that serves as a protocol for all measurements of the performance of mitigation measures studied in WP2, WP3, WP4, and WP5.
  • A procedure will be elaborated to transfer the performance obtained for a particular set of rolling stock, track, and soil characteristics to a reference situation and vice versa, so that the performance of different mitigation measures at different sites can be compared and results can be extrapolated to other sites.
  • Particular emphasis is given to the test procedures required to assess the dynamic soil characteristics which influence the performance of mitigation measures. The in situ geo-physical tests and laboratory tests will be validated.
  • Experimental data gathered within the frame of the project and from past experience will be introduced in a database.
  • Recommendations for standards and specifications will be given especially for track and rolling stock mitigation measures.