Evaluation of pavement noise using statistical techniques

Authors

  • Yuen-Ting Fiona Leung Civil Engineering Department, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave. West, Waterloo, Ont. N2L 3G1, Canada
  • Susan Tighe Civil Engineering Department, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave. West, Waterloo, Ont. N2L 3G1, Canada
  • Scott Penton RWDI AIR Inc., 650 Woodlawn Road West, Guelph, Ont. N1K 1B8, Canada
  • Peter VanDelden RWDI AIR Inc., 650 Woodlawn Road West, Guelph, Ont. N1K 1B8, Canada

Keywords:

Dynamics, Ground vehicles, Pavements, Rubber, Speed, Statistical methods, Transportation, Pavement noise, Rubberized open friction course (rOFC), Rubberized open graded course (rOGC), Vehicle speed

Abstract

A research on factors related to pavement noise conducted by the Regional Municipality of Waterloo (RMOW), Ontario, Canada, in partnership with the University of Waterloo Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology (CPATT) using statistical methods is discussed. The research was conducted into asphalt pavement, rubberized open friction course (rOFC) and rubberized open graded course (rOGC) to determine their noise reducing capability in the Southern Ontario environment. Thirteen testing vehicles were used for the noise testing including five light, five medium, and three heavy vehicles. It was found that vehicle noise increases when the vehicle speed or size increases.

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Published

2005-09-01

How to Cite

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Leung Y-TF, Tighe S, Penton S, VanDelden P. Evaluation of pavement noise using statistical techniques. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2005 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Sep. 25];33(3):76-7. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1752

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada

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