Noise is one of the physical environmental factors affecting human health in today’s world. Pavement surface texture affects many vehicle and road characteristics; therefore, efforts are needed to develop more advanced techniques for evaluating pavement texture. The selection of an appropriate pavement as the best method to control the main cause of road noise, the sound absorption resulting from contact wheel vehicles and pavement is proposed. Finally, a case study is to determine and control the noise pollution level of skid resistance of asphalt pavements. In this study skid resistance of porous asphalt and conventional asphalt were measured. The linear regression was used for skid resistance and noise. The results have been confirmed by the nonparametric Kolmogorov-Smirnov test. Various pavement characteristics were measured and their effects on noise levels were evaluated using principal components regression, in addition to ordinary least-squares regression. This research confirmed that open graded pavements exhibit reduced tire noise compared to dense and gap graded mixes and quantified this reduction for typical mixes in Tehran.
Key words: Pavements, porous asphalt, conventional asphalt, British pendulum number, skid resistance, Kolmogorov-Smirnov test.