Tire/Pavement Noise Research Consortium

The objectives of this research are as follows: (1) Provide a forum for states to discuss tire/pavement noise issues and develop a proposed research plan; (2) Pool resources and efforts of multiple state agencies and industry to perform tire/pavement noise research in a similar manner (avoiding duplication) and sharing of data. The anticipated scope of the study would consist of the following tasks: (1) Provide a forum for states to discuss noise issues, utilize the same techniques to build a larger database, and share data. The ultimate goal is to incorporate pavement type into the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Traffic Noise Model; (2) Perform a synthesis of global practice in regards to utilizing pavement technology for decreasing tire/pavement noise; (3) Perform a synthesis on the cost/benefits of using low-noise pavements; (4) Produce a document for general public information regarding noise reduction; (5) Provide a baseline for quieter pavement discussion (e.g. definitions, list of acronyms, etc.); and (6) Provide a guideline for best practices in measuring and evaluating noise benefits and decreases over the wearing life of the roadway surface. A technical advisory group consisting of a pavement expert and a noise expert from each contributing agency and invited participants will refine/expand this scope of work and provide technical input/guidance throughout the duration of the research. Much of the initial scope of work has been completed. The Principal Investigator is currently working on a list of activities that benefit the member states including: (1) Brüel & Kjær (B&K) Pulse Data Analysis Routine; (2) National Instruments (NI) System Development; (3) on-board sound intensity (OBSI) Calibrator; (4) Have a Tire loading scale for member states to use when needed; and (4) New standard reference test tires (SRTT) Tire Evaluation.


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  • Accession Number: 01563751
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(135)
  • Created Date: May 22 2015 1:02AM