Andrew T. Moorhouse

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This paper presents the main findings of a field survey conducted in the United Kingdom into the human response to vibration in residential environments. The main aim of this study was to derive exposure-response relationships for annoyance due to vibration from environmental sources. The sources of vibration considered in this paper are railway and(More)
The aim of this paper is to investigate the use of different self-reported measures for assessing the human response to environmental vibration from the construction of an urban LRT (Light Rapid Transit) system. The human response to environmental stressors such as vibration and noise is often expressed in terms of exposure-response relationships that(More)
Building mounted micro wind turbines (BMWTs) could potentially provide a useful contribution to renewable energy production but a means of predicting structure-borne sound and vibration is required. A particular difficulty is that BMWTs can only be operated when properly installed, therefore any source characterization measurements must be conducted in(More)
Railway induced vibration is an important source of annoyance among residents living in the vicinity of railways. Annoyance increases with vibration magnitude. However, these correlations between the degree of annoyance and vibration exposure are weak. This suggests that railway vibration induced annoyance is governed by more than just vibration level and(More)
The DEFRA funded project “Human Response to Vibration in Residential Environments” investigates relationships between human response in residential areas, primarily in terms of annoyance, and combined effects from exposure to vibration and noise. This paper focuses on the results from the analysis of noise exposure in this study, in particular from(More)
The aim of this paper is to apply a new categorisation algorithm to an existing database of case studies in order to investigate its effectiveness in sorting unknown train vibration signals into freight and passenger train categories for exposure-response analysis. Relatively little work has been performed on the human response to vibration from railway(More)
Exposure-response relationships are important tools for policy makers to assess the impact of an environmental stressor on the populace. Their validity lies partly in their statistical strength which is greatly influenced by the size of the sample from which the relationship is derived. As such, the derivation of meaningful exposure-response relationships(More)
This paper presents results from a large scale study investigating the human response to vibration in residential environments. The main aim of this study was to derive exposure-response relationships for annoyance caused by vibration experienced within residential properties from sources outside of residents‘ control. The study took the form of a(More)
The time of day when vibration occurs is considered as a factor influencing the human response to vibration. The aim of the present paper is to identify the times of day during which railway vibration causes the greatest annoyance, to measure the differences between annoyance responses for different time periods and to obtain estimates of the time of day(More)
The present research quantifies the influence of source type and the presence of audible vibration-induced rattle on annoyance caused by vibration in residential environments. The sources of vibration considered are railway and the construction of a light rail system. Data were measured in the United Kingdom using a socio-vibration survey (N = 1281). These(More)