Concrete Pavement Noise

On-Board Sound Intensity (OBSI) measurements are reported for various concrete pavement textures including transverse and longitudinal tining, carpet drag, conventional diamond grinding and Next Generation Concrete Surface. The noise levels increased on most of the textures to levels in the 104 to 108 dBA range. The cause of the increased noise levels was attributed to the wear on the pavements from studded tires.

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    Washington State Department of Transportation

    Materials Laboratory, P.O. Box 47365
    Olympia, WA  United States  98504-7365

    Washington State Department of Transportation

    Research Office, Transportation Building, MS 47372
    Olympia, WA  United States  98504-7372

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, Keith W
    • Sexton, Tim
    • Uhlmeyer, Jeff S
    • Russell, Mark
    • Weston, Jim
  • Publication Date: 2013-7


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 28p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01492327
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WA-RD 814.1
  • Created Date: Sep 5 2013 10:56AM