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Romanian Journal of Transport Infrastructure

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Croatian Experience in Road Traffic Noise Management - Concrete Noise Barriers

Saša Ahac
  • sc. novice, MCE, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Fra Andrije Kačića-Miošića 26, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
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/ Ivo Haladin
  • assistant, MCE, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Fra Andrije Kačića-Miošića 26, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
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/ Stjepan Lakušić
  • prof., PhdCE, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Fra Andrije Kačića-Miošića 26, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
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/ Vesna Dragčević
  • prof., PhdCE, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Fra Andrije Kačića-Miošića 26, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Published Online: 2015-02-06 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/rjti-2015-0019

Abstract

The paper gives an overview of concrete noise barrier application in several EU countries and in Croatia. It describes a process of introducing different noise protection solutions on Croatian market in the phase of intensive motorway construction in recent years. Namely, an extensive motorway network has been constructed in Croatia in the last 10 years. Following the process of motorway construction, noise protection walls have also been erected. Usage of different building materials and installation processes as well as variations in building expenditures has led to a comparative analysis of several types of noise protection solutions (expanded clay, wood fibre) including a new eco-innovative product RUCONBAR, which incorporates rubber granules from recycled waste tyres to form a porous noise absorptive layer.

Keywords: road traffic noise; concrete noise protection wall; recycled rubber

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Published Online: 2015-02-06

Published in Print: 2014-07-01



Citation Information: Romanian Journal of Transport Infrastructure, ISSN (Online) 2286-2218, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/rjti-2015-0019. Export Citation

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