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OFFICE OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE TURNER-FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER

Integrated Texture-Noise Model Development

Project Information

Project ID:
FHWA-PROJ-09-0022
Project Abstract:

With recent advances in two-dimensional (2D) decomposition methods and laser sensor technology, a new method of analyzing two- and three-dimensional (3D) texture and relating these texture profiles to tire-pavement noise is possible. Texture is related to all the functional surface characteristics parameters. When the relationship between texture profiles and friction and texture and tire-pavement noise is established, many of these significant functional parameters can be reliably predicted with one texture measurement. The development of the texture-noise relationship is one part of the surface characteristics model that will integrate texture, tire-pavement noise, smoothness, and friction. As texture measurements are possible at highway speeds, the results of this research would also have applications for agencies to perform network-level management of smoothness, texture/friction, and tire-pavement noise.

Goals

The key objective is to develop an integrated texture-noise model relating sound intensity and decomposed pavement profile.

Research HUB ID:
7756
Project Status:
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount):
$538,697.00
Start Date:
End Date:
Public Access Plan:
No
Grant/Contract ID:
  • DTFH61-06-D-01021
FHWA Program Area:
  • Infrastructure
FHWA AMRP Program:
  • Long-Term Infrastructure Performance
FHWA Activity:
  • Long-Term Pavement Performance

Contact Information

First Name:
Larry
Middle Initial:
J
Last Name:
Wiser
Phone Number:
(202) 493-3079
Email Address:
Team:
Long-Term Infrastructure Performance Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code:
HRDI-30

Management Organizations

Sponsor Organization

Organization Role:
Sponsor Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role:
Project Lead

Managing Organization

Organization Role:
Project Managing Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role:
Project Contact

Performing Organization

Organization Role:
Performing Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role:
Project Contact