Tire-pavement interaction noise: Recent research on concrete pavement surface type and texture

Narayanan Neithalath, Rolando Garcia, Jason Weiss, Jan Olek

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Abstract

Several solutions have been proposed for quieter riding surfaces, including porous pavements, tining, and grinding. This paper deals with certain aspects of a recent large-scale research that has been carried out to examine the influence of cement concrete pavement surface type and texture on noise generation. One pavement surface type (Enhanced Porosity Concrete - EPC), and one surface texturing method (transverse tining) is dealt with in detail in this paper. Experimental studies to ascertain the physical (porosity and pore size), mechanical (strength), and acoustical (acoustic absorption using impedance tube) properties of EPC are discussed. It is shown in this paper that, with careful selection of aggregate gradation and cementing materials content, it is possible to generate a system of optimally-sized pores in the material to maximize acoustic absorption. Mathematical modeling of noise to evaluate the influence of transverse tine geometry (depth, width, and shape) on noise reduction characteristics is explained in the second part of this paper. A mathematical model has been used to determine the stress distribution between the concrete pavement and the tire. The stress distribution model is used to describe the stress and ultimately noise generated by various geometries of tining patterns. Experiments on Tire-Pavement test apparatus are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 8th International Conference on Concrete Pavements
Subtitle of host publicationInnovations for Concrete Pavement: Technology Transfer for the Next Generation
Pages523-540
Number of pages18
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Concrete Pavements: Innovations for Concrete Pavement: Technology Transfer for the Next Generation - Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 14 2005Aug 18 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings - 8th International Conference on Concrete Pavements: Innovations for Concrete Pavement: Technology Transfer for the Next Generation
Volume2

Other

Other8th International Conference on Concrete Pavements: Innovations for Concrete Pavement: Technology Transfer for the Next Generation
CountryUnited States
CityColorado Springs, CO
Period8/14/058/18/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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    Neithalath, N., Garcia, R., Weiss, J., & Olek, J. (2005). Tire-pavement interaction noise: Recent research on concrete pavement surface type and texture. In Proceedings - 8th International Conference on Concrete Pavements: Innovations for Concrete Pavement: Technology Transfer for the Next Generation (pp. 523-540). (Proceedings - 8th International Conference on Concrete Pavements: Innovations for Concrete Pavement: Technology Transfer for the Next Generation; Vol. 2).