A TEXTURE MESSAGE : TREATING THE PAVEMENT THE RIGHT WAY COULD BE THE ANSWER

This article describes a variety of texturing methods that have been tested and implemented to address issues related to pavement smoothness and pavement texture. These methods, the design of which is intended primarily to abate tire/pavement noise, but also improve skid resistance and surface drainage, are particularly of note in Arizona tests on noise abatement, as atmospheric conditions there are ideal for testing rubberized asphalt overlays and longitudinal tining for concrete pavements. Tests of the efficacy of such systems have been performed by Purdue University in conjunction with the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) and the International Grooving and Grinding Association, using a custom-built grinding head as a component of the overall tire/pavement test apparatus (TPTA). Other sound intensity tests and field experiments which are currently being performed are discussed, including a number of NCHRP research project, the FHWA’s Expert Task Group (ETG) on SI Standardization, and the Noise Intensity Testing in Europe (NITE) program conducted by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

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    Scranton Gillette Communications

    380 E Northwest Highway, Suite 200
    Des Planes, IL  United States  60016-2282
  • Publication Date: 2005-9

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01006930
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 8 2005 7:32AM