This report presents the results of a study by the Pennsylvania State University to demonstrate the feasibility of using a profile tracer to measure pavement macrotexture. Four test pavements -- part of the Pennsylvania Transportation Institute Skid Test facility -- were measured and spectrum analysis plots of the pavement profiles are presented. In addition, space frequency spectrum analyses of the profiles were generated and site-to-site comparisons were made. The results are presented in terms of their potential relationship to tire noise.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Office of the Secretary of Transportation, Washington, D.C. Office of Noise Abatement.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park

    Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, Transportation Research Building
    University Park, PA  United States  16802

    National Bureau of Standards

    Gaithersburg, MD  United States 

    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

    Office of Noise Abatement, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Lawther, J M
    • Henry, J J
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 93 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090436
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PTI-7416 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: C-35996t
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM