Tire/Pavement Noise Research Consortium

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(135)
Lead Organization: Washington State Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Jun 01, 2007
Solicitation Number: 1104
Partners: CA, FHWA, FL, KS, MN, MT, NC, OH, TX, WA
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date: Dec 31, 2016
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Oct 18, 2017
Contract End Date: Dec 31, 2015
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $150,000.00
Total Commitments Received: $233,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Mustafa Mohamedali
MOHAMEM@wsdot.wa.gov
Phone: 360-704-6307
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 Bruce Rymer Sang Le (916)701-3998 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Bruce Rymer Sang Le (916)701-3998 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Federal Highway Administration 2007 $80,000.00 Mark Swanlund Jean Landolt 202-493-3146 Jean.Landolt@dot.gov
Florida Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Mariano Berrios Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Kansas Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 Andrew Gisi Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 Bernard Izevbekhai Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Montana Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 Cora Helm Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Cora Helm Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 Mrinmay Biswas Mrinmay Biswas 919-508-1865 biswas@ncdot.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 Brian Schleppi General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Brian Schleppi General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 Brian Schleppi General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Brian Schleppi General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Texas Department of Transportation 2007 $13,000.00 Jeff Seiders Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 Linda Pierce Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Linda Pierce Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov

Study Description

Minimizing the impact of traffic noise on the public is a priority for state highway agencies and the FHWA. As tire-pavement noise is the single largest contributor to traffic noise on many highways, increased utilization of low-noise pavement surfaces may reduce overall traffic noise or reduce the need for expensive traditional noise mitigation measures. Developing low-noise pavement surfaces that are both durable and safe is of high interest to both state highway agencies and FHWA. Utilization of low-noise surfaces may also provide a noise reduction alternative where traditional noise mitigation measures such as walls and berms are not a viable solution. Examples of problematic areas include many bridges/structures, areas with unstable slopes, locations near water bodies/wetlands, dike/levee/floodplain sectors, where utilities near roadways cannot be moved, and in heavily urbanized areas within a built environment. Research into these low-noise pavement treatments and materials is beginning in earnest in a variety of states. Coordinated sharing of research development, evaluation techniques, and study results is critical to reduce overall costs for key research pieces, reduce redundancy of effort, focus funding in the most needed areas, and find viable solutions that can be implemented expeditiously for the highest number of states. In short, a collaborative effort can create greater benefits than the independent efforts of individual states.

Objectives

The objectives of this research are as follows: - Provide a forum for states to discuss tire/pavement noise issues and develop a proposed research plan. - Pool resources and efforts of multiple state agencies and industry to perform tire/pavement noise research in a similar manner (avoiding duplication) and sharing of data.

Scope of Work

The anticipated scope of the study would consist of the following tasks: - Provide a forum for states to discuss noise issues, utilize the same techniques to build a larger database, and share data. The ultimate goal is to incorporate pavement type into the FHWA Traffic Noise Model. - Perform a synthesis of global practice in regards to utilizing pavement technology for decreasing tire/pavement noise; - Perform a synthesis on the cost/benefits of using low-noise pavements; - Produce a document for general public information regarding noise reduction; - Provide a baseline for quieter pavement discussion (e.g. definitions, list of acronyms, etc.); - Provide a guideline for best practices in measuring and evaluating noise benefits and decreases over the wearing life of the roadway surface. A technical advisory group consisting of a pavement expert and a noise expert from each contributing agency and invited participants will refine/expand this scope of work and provide technical input/guidance throughout the duration of the research. Much of the initial scope of work has been completed. The Principal Investigator is currently working on a list of activities that benefit the member states including: - B&K Pulse Data Analysis Routine - NI System Development - OBSI Calibrator - Have a Tire loading scale for member states to use when needed - New SRTT Tire Evaluation

Comments

This study is open to all states; however, a minimum contribution of $10,000 will be required to be a member of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC will provide guidance for the study and review and comment on all documents produced by the research team. This contribution will pay for the research conducted and travel to the annual meeting for a pavement expert and noise expert.

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
TPF-5(135) Closeout Letter TPF-5(135) Closeout Letter-Signed.pdf Memorandum Public
TPF-5(135) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet TPF-5(135) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet.pdf Other Public
7/1/15-9/30/15 TPF-5(135) 3rd Quarter 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
1/1/15 -3/31/15 TPF-5(135) 1st Quarter 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
7/1/14-9/30/14 TPF-5(135) 3rd Quarter 2014.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
4/1/14-6/30/14 TPF-5(135) 2nd Quarter 2014.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
User Manual NI Equipment User Manual-Executable version_updated 3-18-2014.pdf Report Public
10/1/13-12/31/13 TPF-5(135) 4th Quarter 2013.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Meeting Notes Santa Fe 2013 TPF-5(135)-130728-MeetingMinutes(DraftV02).docx Other Public
NAE Technology for a Quieter America Document NAE Tech for Quieter America 2010.pdf Report Public
7/1/13-9/30/13 TPF-5(135) 3rd Quarter 2013.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
4/1/13-6/30/13 TPF-5(135) 2nd Quarter 2013.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
10/1/12-12/31/12 TPF-5(135) 4th Quarter 2012.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
7/1/12-9/30/12 TPF-5(135) 3rd Quarter 2012.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
4/1/12-6/30/12 TPF-5(135) 2nd Quarter 2012.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
1/1/12-3/31/12 TPF-5(135) 1st Quarter 2012.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Acceptance Letter TPF-5(135) 8-22-07 letter.pdf Other Public
10/1/11-12/31/11 TPF-5(135) 4th Quarter 2011.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
July 1 - September 30, 2011 TPF-5(135) 3rd Quarter 2011.doc Quarterly Progress Report Public
Montana OSBI Report - July 2010 MONTANA-OBSI-REPORT-JUL-2010.PDF Other Public
April 1, 2011 - June 30, 2011 TPF-5(135)_2nd_Quarter_2011.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
January 1, 2011 - March 31, 2011 TPF-5(135) 1st Quarter 2011.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Tire-Noise Performance Selected Montana Pavements Tire-Noise_Performance_Selected_Montana_Pavements.pdf Other Public
Quarterly report April 1, 2010 - June 30, 2010 TPF(135)2ndQuarter2010.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly report January 1, 2010 - March 31, 2010 TPF-5(135)_1st_Quarter_2010.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report October 1, 2009 - December 31, 2009 quarterly_report_2009_12_31.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly report October 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008 quarterly_report_2008_12_31.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly report January 1, 2009 - March 31, 2009 quarterly_report_2009_03_31.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly report January 1, 2008 - March 31, 2008 quarterly_report_2008_03_31.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly report July 1, 2006 - September 30, 2006 quarterly_report_2006_09_30.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly report July 1, 2007 - September 30, 2007 quarterly_report_2007_09_30.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly report April 1, 2007 - June 30, 2007 quarterly_report_2007_06_30.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly report January 1, 2007 - March 31, 2007 quarterly_report_2007_03_31.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly report October 1, 2006 - December 31, 2006 quarterly_report_2006_12_31.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly report April 1, 2006 - June 30, 2006 quarterly_report_2006_06_30.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Tire/Pavement Noise Research Consortium 1104.pdf Solicitation Public

Tire/Pavement Noise Research Consortium

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(135)
Lead Organization: Washington State Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Jun 01, 2007
Solicitation Number: 1104
Partners: CA, FHWA, FL, KS, MN, MT, NC, OH, TX, WA
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date: Dec 31, 2016
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Oct 18, 2017
Contract End Date: Dec 31, 2015
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $150,000.00
Total Commitments Received: $233,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Mustafa Mohamedali
MOHAMEM@wsdot.wa.gov
Phone: 360-704-6307
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 Bruce Rymer Sang Le (916)701-3998 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Bruce Rymer Sang Le (916)701-3998 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Federal Highway Administration 2007 $80,000.00 Mark Swanlund Jean Landolt 202-493-3146 Jean.Landolt@dot.gov
Florida Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Mariano Berrios Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Kansas Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 Andrew Gisi Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 Bernard Izevbekhai Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Montana Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 Cora Helm Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Cora Helm Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 Mrinmay Biswas Mrinmay Biswas 919-508-1865 biswas@ncdot.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 Brian Schleppi General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Brian Schleppi General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 Brian Schleppi General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Brian Schleppi General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Texas Department of Transportation 2007 $13,000.00 Jeff Seiders Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 Linda Pierce Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Linda Pierce Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov

Study Description

Study Description

Minimizing the impact of traffic noise on the public is a priority for state highway agencies and the FHWA. As tire-pavement noise is the single largest contributor to traffic noise on many highways, increased utilization of low-noise pavement surfaces may reduce overall traffic noise or reduce the need for expensive traditional noise mitigation measures. Developing low-noise pavement surfaces that are both durable and safe is of high interest to both state highway agencies and FHWA. Utilization of low-noise surfaces may also provide a noise reduction alternative where traditional noise mitigation measures such as walls and berms are not a viable solution. Examples of problematic areas include many bridges/structures, areas with unstable slopes, locations near water bodies/wetlands, dike/levee/floodplain sectors, where utilities near roadways cannot be moved, and in heavily urbanized areas within a built environment. Research into these low-noise pavement treatments and materials is beginning in earnest in a variety of states. Coordinated sharing of research development, evaluation techniques, and study results is critical to reduce overall costs for key research pieces, reduce redundancy of effort, focus funding in the most needed areas, and find viable solutions that can be implemented expeditiously for the highest number of states. In short, a collaborative effort can create greater benefits than the independent efforts of individual states.

Objectives

The objectives of this research are as follows: - Provide a forum for states to discuss tire/pavement noise issues and develop a proposed research plan. - Pool resources and efforts of multiple state agencies and industry to perform tire/pavement noise research in a similar manner (avoiding duplication) and sharing of data.

Scope of Work

The anticipated scope of the study would consist of the following tasks: - Provide a forum for states to discuss noise issues, utilize the same techniques to build a larger database, and share data. The ultimate goal is to incorporate pavement type into the FHWA Traffic Noise Model. - Perform a synthesis of global practice in regards to utilizing pavement technology for decreasing tire/pavement noise; - Perform a synthesis on the cost/benefits of using low-noise pavements; - Produce a document for general public information regarding noise reduction; - Provide a baseline for quieter pavement discussion (e.g. definitions, list of acronyms, etc.); - Provide a guideline for best practices in measuring and evaluating noise benefits and decreases over the wearing life of the roadway surface. A technical advisory group consisting of a pavement expert and a noise expert from each contributing agency and invited participants will refine/expand this scope of work and provide technical input/guidance throughout the duration of the research. Much of the initial scope of work has been completed. The Principal Investigator is currently working on a list of activities that benefit the member states including: - B&K Pulse Data Analysis Routine - NI System Development - OBSI Calibrator - Have a Tire loading scale for member states to use when needed - New SRTT Tire Evaluation

Comments

This study is open to all states; however, a minimum contribution of $10,000 will be required to be a member of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC will provide guidance for the study and review and comment on all documents produced by the research team. This contribution will pay for the research conducted and travel to the annual meeting for a pavement expert and noise expert.

Title File/Link Type Private
TPF-5(135) Closeout Letter TPF-5(135) Closeout Letter-Signed.pdf Memorandum Public
Tire-Noise Performance Selected Montana Pavements Tire-Noise_Performance_Selected_Montana_Pavements.pdf Other Public
Montana OSBI Report - July 2010 MONTANA-OBSI-REPORT-JUL-2010.PDF Other Public
Acceptance Letter TPF-5(135) 8-22-07 letter.pdf Other Public
Meeting Notes Santa Fe 2013 TPF-5(135)-130728-MeetingMinutes(DraftV02).docx Other Public
TPF-5(135) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet TPF-5(135) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet.pdf Other Public
Quarterly report April 1, 2006 - June 30, 2006 quarterly_report_2006_06_30.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly report July 1, 2006 - September 30, 2006 quarterly_report_2006_09_30.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly report October 1, 2006 - December 31, 2006 quarterly_report_2006_12_31.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly report January 1, 2007 - March 31, 2007 quarterly_report_2007_03_31.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly report April 1, 2007 - June 30, 2007 quarterly_report_2007_06_30.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly report July 1, 2007 - September 30, 2007 quarterly_report_2007_09_30.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly report January 1, 2008 - March 31, 2008 quarterly_report_2008_03_31.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly report October 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008 quarterly_report_2008_12_31.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly report January 1, 2009 - March 31, 2009 quarterly_report_2009_03_31.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report October 1, 2009 - December 31, 2009 quarterly_report_2009_12_31.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly report January 1, 2010 - March 31, 2010 TPF-5(135)_1st_Quarter_2010.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly report April 1, 2010 - June 30, 2010 TPF(135)2ndQuarter2010.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
January 1, 2011 - March 31, 2011 TPF-5(135) 1st Quarter 2011.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
April 1, 2011 - June 30, 2011 TPF-5(135)_2nd_Quarter_2011.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
July 1 - September 30, 2011 TPF-5(135) 3rd Quarter 2011.doc Quarterly Progress Report Public
10/1/11-12/31/11 TPF-5(135) 4th Quarter 2011.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
1/1/12-3/31/12 TPF-5(135) 1st Quarter 2012.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
4/1/12-6/30/12 TPF-5(135) 2nd Quarter 2012.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
7/1/12-9/30/12 TPF-5(135) 3rd Quarter 2012.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
10/1/12-12/31/12 TPF-5(135) 4th Quarter 2012.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
4/1/13-6/30/13 TPF-5(135) 2nd Quarter 2013.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
7/1/13-9/30/13 TPF-5(135) 3rd Quarter 2013.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
10/1/13-12/31/13 TPF-5(135) 4th Quarter 2013.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
4/1/14-6/30/14 TPF-5(135) 2nd Quarter 2014.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
7/1/14-9/30/14 TPF-5(135) 3rd Quarter 2014.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
1/1/15 -3/31/15 TPF-5(135) 1st Quarter 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
7/1/15-9/30/15 TPF-5(135) 3rd Quarter 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
NAE Technology for a Quieter America Document NAE Tech for Quieter America 2010.pdf Report Public
User Manual NI Equipment User Manual-Executable version_updated 3-18-2014.pdf Report Public
Title File/Link Type Private
Tire/Pavement Noise Research Consortium 1104.pdf Solicitation Public

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