IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCES OF THE TRAFFIC NOISE MODEL USING MULTI-LINEAR REGRESSION
This research aims to examine the traﬃc noise levels and to improve the performances of the Calculation of Road Traffic Noise model (C.R.T.N.) by applying the statistical multiple linear regression approach. Research methods included traffic noise level measurements with a noise measuring device in an urban area, using a sampling method in different periods. An evaluation of the measured data and prediction results was performed. Based on the predicted values of the C.R.T.N. model and coefficient of determination (R2), multi-linear regression was carried out to determine statistically significant parameters. The obtained multi-linear regression equation defined a new form of C.R.T.N. model. When applying the new improved version based on the C.R.T.N. model, higher accuracy of prediction is achievable. It can be seen that by applying multi-linear regression, the obtained prediction values are acceptably equated with field measurements in the chosen research environment. So, in this way, the differences between the predicted values of the noise level and the values measured in the field were minimized. Finally it can be concluded that when applying the new improved version based on the C.R.T.N. model, higher accuracy of prediction is achievable.