EFFECTS OF PAVEMENT TYPE ON TRAFFIC NOISE LEVELS

Tire/road noise levels for Ohio Department of Transportation pavement types were investigated to provide an additional criterion for pavement selection in noise sensitive areas. Tire/road noise measurements were conducted in accordance with the International Standards Organization (ISO) 11819-1 Statistical Pass-By Method, the first use of this standard in the U.S. A Statistical Pass-By Index (SPBI) was determined for each pavement test, which enabled the ranking of the pavement types according to tire/road noise levels, as well as a means of comparing results with other studies conducted according to the standard. There was found to be a difference of 6.7 dB between the lowest (open graded asphalt) and the highest (random-transverse grooved concrete) SPBI for all of the pavements measured. Additionally, the data were analyzed to produce Reference Energy Mean Emission Levels for future use with traffic noise prediction modeling.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 183 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00795231
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/OH-99/012,, Final Report
  • Contract Numbers: State Job No. 14677(0)
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 6 2000 12:00AM