Pavement noise analysis of pavement preservation techniques in New Jersey

John Hencken, Edwin Haas, Michael Tulanowski, Thomas Bennert

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Abstract

The NJDOT is increasing the use of micro surface and chip seal earlier in the pavement life cycle to economically extend the service life of a pavement, to promote a high level of pavement condition index (PCI) throughout the state network, to provide functional benefits such as increased skid resistance, reduced splash and spray, and noise reduction. To determine if a noise reduction is attainable using these surface treatments, it was important to first measure the associated noise levels generated and determine how they compare to traditionally used thin-lift overlays. A tire/pavement noise evaluation was conducted utilizing the On-Board Sound Intensity Method (OBSI) on micro surface and chip sealed sections that were placed on state-maintained roads as test sections to compare to noise levels included in the NJ noise database for ultra-thin bonded wearing course (Novachip), High Performance Thin Overlay (HPTO), Stone Mastic Asphalt (SMA) and Asphalt Rubber Open Graded Friction Course (AROGFC). The rank order noise level of thin-lift overlays from quietest to loudest ascertained from this study was AROGFC, SMA, HPTO, Novachip, and then micro surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationT and DI Congress 2014
Subtitle of host publicationPlanes, Trains, and Automobiles - Proceedings of the 2nd Transportation and Development Institute Congress
EditorsAmiy Varma, Geoffrey D. Gosling
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages702-710
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780784413586
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event2nd Transportation and Development Institute Congress - Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Connections to Future Developments, T and DI 2014 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jun 8 2014Jun 11 2014

Publication series

NameT and DI Congress 2014: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - Proceedings of the 2nd Transportation and Development Institute Congress

Other

Other2nd Transportation and Development Institute Congress - Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Connections to Future Developments, T and DI 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period6/8/146/11/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Mechanics of Materials

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