Details

Title

Exterior Noise Due to Interactionof Tyre-Thermoplastic Transverse Rumble Strips

Journal title

Archives of Acoustics

Yearbook

2017

Numer

No 3

Publication authors

Keywords

transverse rumble strips; vehicle speed; noise problem

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Techniczne

Abstract

Transverse rumble strips (TRS) are a common choice to reduce vehicle speed and increase driver alertness on roadways. However, there is a potential trade-off using them on rural roadway due to the noise problem created when vehicles go over the strips. The present study investigated the noise level, spectral analysis, and the possible noise generation mechanism when the TRS is hit by a vehicle. Tenraised-rumbler (RR) and three-layer-overlapped (TLO) TRS were selected in this study as they have received complaints from the public. Results showed that RR generated a relatively higher noise and impulse at a low speed, and increased sound level in each octave band. Based on these results, RR may irritate human ears even when the vehicle travels at a low speed. It was found that RR increased all noise generation mechanisms of tyre-pavement interaction whilst TLO increased structural resonance, sidewall and surface texture vibration.

Publisher

Committee on Acoustics PAS, PAS Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Acoustical Society

Identifier

ISSN 0137-5075 ; eISSN 2300-262X

DOI

10.1515/aoa-2017-0047

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