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Main Title Evaluation of a simulated road texture for the testing of tire/road noise /
Author Stusnick, Eric. ; Plotkin, Kenneth J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Plotkin, Kenneth J.
CORP Author Wyle Labs./Wyle Research, Arlington, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Arlington, VA. Office of Noise Abatement and Control.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Noise Abatement and Control,
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA/550/9-82-332; WR-82-3; EPA-68-01-6243
Stock Number PB82-250127
Subjects Tires--Noise--Measurement ; Traffic noise--Measurement ; Road meters
Additional Subjects Tires ; Pavements ; Noise(Sound) ; Field tests ; Acoustic measurement ; Surface roughness ; Data acquisition ; Data reduction ; Transportation noise ; Simulation ; Tire pavement interactions ; Noise levels
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-250127 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation v, 74, R-1 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
As part of a project to study tire/road noise, a laboratory roadwheel facility was equipped with replica road surfaces. The replica surfaces, of a design first developed by Dunlop, Ltd., consisted of fiberglass and epoxy resin shells clamped to the roadwheel. The outer surface of each shell was molded from a rubber impression taken from a real road surface, thus replicating the texture. To evaluate the effect of pavement texture, and to establish the realism of the replica surfaces, a series of near-field measurements of noise from four heavy truck tires were made on the replica surfaces and on moving tests on the real surfaces. Moving tests on a flat steel surface were also made. Data from these same tires on a smooth steel roadwheel were available from a previous program.
Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.