The Acoustic Research Institute was mandated to do measurements with the acoustic 64-channel microphone array using the beam forming method to derive a source model for high speed trains according to the new guideline CNOSSOS-EU.


The beam forming method was used, because the train is a fast moving vehicle and therefore a transient acoustic source. Five heights were used in the evaluation based on the CNOSSOS-EU and additionally five heights were evaluated that fit to the geometry of the trains.


Speeds from 200 km/h up to 330 km/h were tested for the ICEs and from 200 km/h up to 250 km/h for the Railjet. At the same speed both trains had the same acoustic level.