Tire-road noise: an experimental study of tire and road design parameters

Dirk Bekke, Ysbrand H. Wijnant, Thijs Weegerink, Andries de Boer

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Abstract

It is widely known that road traffic noise has negative influences on human health. Hence, as tire-road noise is considered to be the most dominant cause of road traffic noise above 30-50 km/h, a lot of research is performed by the two involving industries: road authorities/manufacturers and tire manufacturers. Usually, the parameters influencing exterior tire-road noise are often examined separately, whereas it is the tire-road interaction which obviously causes the actual noise. An integral approach, i.e. assessing possible measures to reduce tire-road noise from both the road and the tire point of view, is needed to further reduce traffic noise. In a project Silent Safe Traffic, this tire-road interaction is studied in more detail without focusing on either tire or road but looking at the tire-road system. In this publication we present experimental results of tire and road design parameters influencing tire-road noise from a fixed reference tire-road configuration. The influence of tire tread pattern, compound and construction as well as the influence of road roughness, acoustic absorption and driving speed on the exterior tire-road noise, measured by a CPX-set up, is reported. Keywords: Tire, Road, Measurement
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNoise Control for Quality of Life
Place of PublicationInnsbruck
PublisherAustrian Noise Abatement Association
Pages564-570
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2013
Event42nd International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, INTERNOISE 2013: Noise Control for Quality of Life - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: 15 Sep 201318 Sep 2013
Conference number: 42
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PublisherAustrian Noise Abatement Association

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Conference42nd International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, INTERNOISE 2013
Abbreviated titleINTERNOISE 2013
CountryAustria
CityInnsbruck
Period15/09/1318/09/13
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Keywords

  • IR-89102
  • METIS-302006

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    Bekke, D., Wijnant, Y. H., Weegerink, T., & de Boer, A. (2013). Tire-road noise: an experimental study of tire and road design parameters. In Noise Control for Quality of Life (pp. 564-570). Innsbruck: Austrian Noise Abatement Association.