The effect of porous road surfaces on radiation and propagation of tyre noise

Bert Peeters, Ard Kuijpers
2008 Journal of the Acoustical Society of America  
Acoustics 08 Paris 4305 It is well-known that porous road surfaces are very effective for the abatement of tyre/road noise. However, the physical principles behind the noise-reducing properties of these surfaces are not well understood and often even misinterpreted. Lack of understanding becomes a problem when developing a prediction model for tyre/road noise to be able to optimize the road surface for noise abatement. In the framework of the EU SILENCE project and the Dutch IPG program a model
more » ... IPG program a model has been developed to predict the influence of road surface porosity on the radiation and propagation of tyre/road noise. First step in the model development was to gain physical insight from stationary and vehicle measurements with passenger car and truck tyres on both dense and porous surfaces. Next step was to qualitatively and quantitatively describe the observed physical phenomena in a mathematical model according to the KISS principle: avoid unnecessary complexity, both in input parameters and in the mathematical model. The end result is a mathematical model that describes the noise reduction potential for a standard tyre on various (porous) road surfaces, using a sound absorption spectrum as input. This model is available for a broad audience in the recently launched SPERoN acoustic optimization tool.
doi:10.1121/1.2935023 fatcat:6ymn3gtax5erljkrnl37ndqrsm