Concrete Pavement Surface Characteristics (Proj. 15, Part 1)

Project Details
STATUS

Completed

START DATE

07/01/04

END DATE

07/31/06

FOCUS AREAS

Infrastructure

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, CP Tech Center
SPONSORS

American Concrete Pavement Association
Federal Highway Administration

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Paul Wiegand

Director, SUDAS

Principal Investigator
Stephen Karamihas
Principal Investigator
Dale Harrington
Principal Investigator
Tom Cackler
Principal Investigator
Theodore Ferragut
Principal Investigator
Robert Rasmussen

About the research

The objective of this project is to develop a strategic plan for management of surface characteristics to minimize pavement noise. The steps include identification of needs, technical and policy gaps, and the preparation of research statements or concepts. This will be followed by identification of a sequence of projects timeline, funding sources and the agencies that desire to lead or participate, and ways to share and implement results. The solution must find a balance for noise and smoothness without compromising friction and safety.

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