2. Noise and vibrations
“Noise is defined as any unpleasant or annoying auditory sensation, any acoustic event producing this sensation, any sound of random nature with no defined components.” AFNOR
Close proximity of residential areas to industrial, commercial or agricultural activities creates the condition for potential conflicts related to noise nuisances.
The rules applicable to a given...
Ear sensitivity varies according to frequency but also sound intensity. Weighting curves (A, B and C), designed to reproduce the frequency response of the human ear on sound level...
A vibration gives a body (or several bodies) an oscillatory movement around a reference position (often a balanced position).
The mechanical vibrations emitted into the...
Centre of Public Information and Documents on Noise
Website dossier on “noise” - 2005 and other INRS documents
www.bruit.org (in particular...
Noise and vibrations
theme in the Regions (French version only) :
Nord-Pas de Calais
Provence-Alpes-Cote d Azur