Research on a laboratory technique for tire-pavement noise assessment of asphalt mixes

K. J. Kowalski, T. Dare, R. S. Mcdaniel, J. Olek, R. Bernhard

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Communication noise is classified as one of the pollutions for the current environment. Experimental techniques to measure tire-pavement noise generation from asphalt pavements in the laboratory have been limited. A series of experiments were conducted on six different asphalt mixtures to determine if Purdue University's Tire-Pavement Test Apparatus (TPTA) could be used to overcome these limitations. The procedure produced samples with low tire-pavement noise; however, the air void contents of the samples were higher than designed. Despite these difficulties, the sample preparation technique and the TPTA testing protocol were shown to offer an effective approach for quick laboratory assessment of tire-pavement noise characteristics of hot mix asphalt pavements at a substantially reduced cost compared to field testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)561-577
Number of pages17
JournalArchives of Civil Engineering
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering


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