Improving the sound absorbing capacity of Portland cement concrete pavements using recycled materials

JG Pitre, David Gress, Bryan Magee

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Abstract

The focus of this paper is on the use of porous recycled inclusions in portland cement concrete (PCC) pavements. Described is the methodology that breaks down the concrete into its major components of air voids, aggregate, and cement paste. The three methods that have been used to reduce the noise on PCC pavements are: control of the source of noise; shielding the noise generated; and reduce the noise by controlling the noise propagation. The results demonstrate that porous PCC pavements work by controlling noise propagation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
PublisherFederal Highway Administration
Pages901-909
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0923204490
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 10 Sep 2001
EventInternational Conference on the Beneficial Use of Recycled Materials in Transportation Applications - Washington DC
Duration: 10 Sep 2001 → …

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on the Beneficial Use of Recycled Materials in Transportation Applications
Period10/09/01 → …

Keywords

  • aggregates
  • recycled
  • specification
  • highways
  • sound

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