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Concrete Pavement Noise

Description: 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.

  • Date Published: July, 2013
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 814.1
  • Last Modified: August 20, 2013
  • Authors: Keith W. Anderson, Tim Sexton, Jeff S. Uhlmayer, Mark Russell, Jim Weston.
  • Originator: Washington (State). Dept. of Transportation. Materials Laboratory.
  • # of Pages: 28 p., 1.32 mb (PDF)
  • Subject: Tire/pavement noise, Measurement, Sound level meters, Concrete pavements, Pavement grooving, Diamond grinding, Studded tires, Wear.
  • Keywords: Concrete pavement, longitudinal tining, transverse tining, carpet drag, Next Generation Concrete Surface, On-Board Sound Intensity, I-90, I-5, Washington state.
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This abstract was last modified August 22, 2013