The effects of road surface and tyre deterioration on tyre/road noise emission

Ka Yee Ho, Wing Tat Hung, Chung Fai Ng, Yat Ken Lam, Chi Kin Randolph Leung, Eddy Kam

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic researchpeer-review

32 Citations (Scopus)


Tyre/road noise is becoming a more and more significant source of road traffic noise as engines become quieter. To reduce the traffic noise nuisance, low noise road surfaces and tyres have been adopted in noise sensitive areas. The durability and persistency of these low noise road surfaces and tyres are of great concerns. This study aims to quantify the effects of road and tyre deterioration on tyre/road noise. The results show that the tyre/road noise measured on five types of low noise surface material increased by 1.2-1.5 dB(A) per year. The tyre rubber hardness increased by 0.6 shore-A value per month. The tyre/road noise level increased by 0.08-0.48 dB(A) for every unit of shore-A value increase, depending on the road surface material. It is evident that the minimum effect of the test tyre aging on tyre/road noise measurement is 0.6 dB(A) per year.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)921-925
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Acoustics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2013


  • Road surface
  • Road surface aging
  • Tyre
  • Tyre rubber aging
  • Tyre/road noise

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Civil and Structural Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'The effects of road surface and tyre deterioration on tyre/road noise emission'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this