Holistic noise and vibration abatement within the UE 7FP: The SILENV Project: Ship Innovative Solutions to Reduce Noise and Vibrations

Tomaso Gaggero, Michel André, Eric Baudin, Publio Beltram Palomo, Ruggero Dambra, Mael Delente, Enrique Haimov, Jan Hallander, Mark Houben, Sandro Ianniello, Maria Jiménez Caballero, Christo Pirovsky, Antti Rantanen, Enrico Rizzuto, Osman Turan

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    Transports are well known to be major contributors to noise pollution. Noise and vibrations (N&V) abatement naturally appears as an important objective for the greening of surface transports. The SILENV project is a response to this requirement for the maritime domain. The consequences of N&V emissions from the ships are multiple. N&V emissions constitute a disturbance for both passengers and harbour area residents, and in some cases it may be a health issue for crew members. Moreover, the increasing ship traffic-generated underwater noise causes ecological nuisances on marine wildlife. The project assesses the problem of reducing the ship-generated Noise & Vibration pollution with a holistic approach. After a definition of realistic target levels, existing experimental data from main types of ships and on-site measurements have been analysed to identify the most critical sources of noise and vibration. Innovative solutions have been individually assessed on technical and economical criteria. Finally a pre-normative requirements formulation , called "Green Label", is presented aimed at reducing the noise inside the ships as well as outside in air and water
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTransport Research Arena (TRA) 5th Conference
    Subtitle of host publicationTransport Solutions from Research to Deployment
    Place of PublicationParis
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    EventTransport Research Arena 2014, TRA 2014 - Paris, France
    Duration: 14 Apr 201417 Apr 2014


    ConferenceTransport Research Arena 2014, TRA 2014
    Abbreviated titleTRA2014


    • ships
    • noise
    • green label
    • SILENV
    • EU FP7


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