Archives of Acoustics, 41, 2, pp. 297–302, 2016

Performance of Noise Map Service Working in Cloud Computing Environment

Gdańsk University of Technology

Gdańsk University of Technology

Gdansk University of Technology

In the paper, a noise map service designated for the user interested in environmental noise is presented. Noise prediction algorithm and source model, developed for creating acoustic maps, are working in the cloud computing environment. In the study, issues related to the noise modelling of sound propagation in urban spaces are discussed with a particular focus on traffic noise. Examples of results obtained through a web application created for that purpose are shown. In addition, these are compared to results obtained from the commercial software simulations based on two road noise prediction models. Moreover, the computing performance of the developed application is investigated and analyzed. In the paper, a flowchart simulating the operation of the noise web-based service is presented showing that the created application is easy to use even for people with little experience in computer technology.
Keywords: noise maps; dynamic noise maps; sound propagation; environmental noise; web applications; cloud computing.
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