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Accession Number PB2014-100371
Title Evaluating Pavement Strategies and Barriers for Noise Mitigation.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 73p
Personal Author D. M. Lodico H. S. Knauer J. L. Rochat L. M. Pierce P. R. Donovan
Abstract This report presents a methodology for evaluating feasibility, reasonableness, effectiveness, acoustic longevity, and economic features of pavement strategies and barriers for noise mitigation. The methodology uses life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA) to examine the economic features of mitigation alternatives, the FHWA Traffic Noise Model (TNM) (Trade Name) to integrate the noise reduction performance of pavements and barriers, and on-board sound intensity (OBSI) measurements as an input to the prediction model. This approach provides a rational basis for evaluating alternatives for noise mitigation. The material contained in the report will be of immediate interest to state engineers and others concerned with pavement design and construction and the noise impact on nearby communities.
Keywords Acoustics
Concrete pavements
Noise barriers
Noise reduction
Pavement design
Traffic Noise Model(TNM(Trade Name))

Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
National Academy of Science Transportation Research Board
NTIS Subject Category 50A - Highway Engineering
68B - Noise Pollution & Control
91A - Environmental Management & Planning
46A - Acoustics
Corporate Author Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1403
Contract Number N/A

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