Designing and constructing pavements to comply with the ISO 10844:2011 exterior noise test track standard
As the ECE and other regulations worldwide continue to evolve, the ISO 10844:2011 exterior noise test track standard will be an important component of vehicle and tire noise testing in the coming years. Tracks that had previously complied with the 1994 version of the standard are not necessarily conforming to the new standard, which has led to many owners to seek out resurfacing projects. With pavements, the design, materials selection and proportioning, and construction techniques all affect the end result. Pavement engineering is often focused on pavement life, and for test tracks, this is defined by functional performance including changes in friction, rolling resistance, ride, and in this instance, noise.