Concrete Pavement Noise

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.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Publication Number: 
WA-RD 814.1
Last modified: 
10/12/2016 - 15:41
Keith W. Anderson, Tim Sexton, Jeff S. Uhlmayer, Mark Russell, Jim Weston.
Washington (State). Dept. of Transportation. Materials Laboratory.
Number of Pages: 
Tire/pavement noise, Measurement, Sound level meters, Concrete pavements, Pavement grooving, Diamond grinding, Studded tires, Wear.