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Texturing of portland cement concrete pavements to reduce tire/pavement noise



Title: Texturing of portland cement concrete pavements to reduce tire/pavement noise
Author(s): H.-Y. Moon, S.-W. Ha
Paper category : conference
Book title: International Conference on Advances in Concrete and Structures
Editor(s): Ying-shu Yuan, Surendra P. Shah and Heng-lin Lü
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-41-1
e-ISBN: 2351580176
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2003
Pages: 748 - 757
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 9
Language: English


Abstract: 
Cement concrete pavements, mostly referred to as Portland Cement Concrete(PCC) pavements, are frequently used on high-volume streets and highways, in particular on high speed motorways. In general, PCC pavements have the advantage of durability and superior surface friction when compared to most dense-graded asphalt. However, data collected to date generally show PCC pavements to create more noise than asphaltic surfaces. Vehicle noise emission is dominated today by the noise from interaction of tire and pavement surface, so called tire/pavement noise. Until now, tire/pavement noise has been studied for well over 30 years and several large databases have been compiled in the last decade. Therefore, recent research has shown some new concrete pavement textures to be worth further examination. As the results of research, surfaces of exposed aggregate, tining and grinding concrete pavements appear to provide better noise quality characteristics as well as good frictional characteristics and durability.
In this paper, we considered several methods of texturing that can be used to eliminate tire/pavement noise. As the methods for texturing of PCC pavements which have been found useful for reducing traffic noise, exposed aggregate, surface dressing, changing the color of the surface, burlap drag, tining and grinding were employed. A series of traffic noise measurements were conducted for noise analysis, which included single vehicle pass-by measurement, onboard microphone method and interior noise measurement. Conclusively, we would like to recommend texture optimization for reducing traffic noise.


Online publication: 2003-08-10
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00