How to Reduce Tire-Pavement Noise: Better Practices for Constructing and Texturing Concrete Pavement Surfaces, TPF-5(139), 2012

(2012) How to Reduce Tire-Pavement Noise: Better Practices for Constructing and Texturing Concrete Pavement Surfaces, TPF-5(139), 2012. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

Concrete pavements can be designed and constructed to be as quiet as any other conventional pavement type in use today. This report provides an overview of how this can be done—and done consistently. In order to construct a quieter concrete pavement, the texture must have certain fundamental characteristics. While innovative equipment and techniques have shown promise for constructing quieter pavements in the future, quieter concrete pavements are routinely built today all across the United States using the following standard nominal concrete pavement textures: drag, longitudinal tining, diamond grinding, and even, to limited extent, transverse tining. This document is intended to serve as a guide that describes better practices for designing, constructing, and texturing quieter concrete pavements.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Concrete, pavement, tire/pavement noise, road noise, texture
Subjects: Transportation > Pavements
Transportation
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Research
ID Code: 14942
Deposited By: Leighton Christiansen
Deposited On: 09 Sep 2013 11:51
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2013 11:51
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/14942