Optimizing Friction and Noise Properties of Preservation Treatments

Nowadays, federal, state and local highway agencies are increasing the demands on the performance and functionality of preservation treatments. It is no longer sufficient to extend the structural performance of a pavement structure but there are demands in terms of friction, noise, drainability. The technical objective of this joint study between UT Austin and UH Manoa will be to evaluate surface treatments used in Hawaii and Texas in terms of texture, friction and pavement-noise. Field sections in both states will be evaluated and monitored during the duration of the project to establish meaningful relationships between texture, friction and noise. These relationships will then be analyzed as a function of the properties of the surface treatment. From these analyses, guidelines will be established that will enable the highway agencies to select the best treatment based on joint requirements of noise level and skid requirements. These guidelines could be used by the state departments of transportation (DOTs) for establishing technical specifications.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $126747
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Michigan State University - Center for Pavement Preservation

    2857 Jolly Road
    Okemos, Michigan  United States  48864
  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Transportation Research

    University of Texas, Austin
    Austin, TX  United States  78759
  • Principal Investigators:

    Prozzi, Jorge

  • Start Date: 20180131
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01662489
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Pavement Preservation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC44
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 11 2018 9:13PM