Functional Performance of Stone Mastic Asphalt Pavements in Spain: Acoustic Assessment
AbstractEnvironmental noise is one of the problems modern societies face today. Traffic noise, especially the noise produced from tire/pavement interaction, plays a main role in environmental noise. Pavement rehabilitation with new bituminous mixtures is a good option for combatting noise pollution in urban areas. This paper studies the functional performance of two bituminous mixtures of stone mastic asphalt (SMA), fabricated with the same polymer modified binder, but with different maximum aggregate size (MAS) (SMA11 and SMA16). The acoustic absorption, the dynamic stiffness, the surface texture and the tire/pavement noise were assessed. The bituminous mixture type SMA16 has higher texture levels at nearly every depicted wavelength of the texture spectra. This characteristic may lead to its higher average tire/pavement sound level compared to the mixture SMA11. The influence of each texture wavelength on the different frequency bands of the tire/pavement noise spectrum was studied, however, this relation is not a simple matter. This paper also presents low-noise pavement labeling methodology (LNP labelingLA²IC). The mixtures SMA11 and SMA16 are labeled at 50 and 80 km/h. An acoustic label is a valuable tool for construction companies and urban planners to use in order to define the best option against noise when pavement rehabilitation must be carried out. View Full-Text
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Vázquez, V.F.; Terán, F.; Luong, J.; Paje, S.E. Functional Performance of Stone Mastic Asphalt Pavements in Spain: Acoustic Assessment. Coatings 2019, 9, 123.
Vázquez VF, Terán F, Luong J, Paje SE. Functional Performance of Stone Mastic Asphalt Pavements in Spain: Acoustic Assessment. Coatings. 2019; 9(2):123.Chicago/Turabian Style
Vázquez, Víctor F.; Terán, Fernando; Luong, Jeanne; Paje, Santiago E. 2019. "Functional Performance of Stone Mastic Asphalt Pavements in Spain: Acoustic Assessment." Coatings 9, no. 2: 123.
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