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    Publications

    Influence of Quieter Pavement and Absorptive Barriers on US-101 in Marin County, California
    Paul R. Donavan & Dana M. Lodico
    Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Record, Volume 2362, Environment 2013
    Compendium of Papers, Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 2013

    Using On-Board Sound Intensity Measurements to Interpret Traffic Noise Modeling Results
    Dana M. Lodico & Paul R. Donavan
    Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Record, Volume 2362, Environment 2013
    Compendium of Papers, Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 2013

    Methodology for Evaluating the Life Cycle Cost and Acoustic Performance of Barriers and Pavement for Highway Noise Reduction
    Paul R. Donavan
    Compendium of Papers, Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 2013

    Investigations of the Effects of Porous Pavement on Traffic Noise and Traffic Noise Prediction
    J. Rochat & Paul R. Donavan
    Compendium of Papers, Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 2013

    Evaluation of Temperature Effects for On-Board Sound Intensity (OBSI) Measurements
    Dana M. Lodico & Paul R. Donavan
    Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Volume 2270, 2012

    Evaluation of On-Board Sound Intensity Measurement Parameters Through Controlled Test Track Measurements and Comparative Testing Between Users on In-Service Roadways
    Dana M. Lodico & Paul R. Donavan
    Proceedings of Inter-Noise 2012, New York, NY, August 2012

    Overview and application of the Statistical Isolated Pass-By Method (SIP) for determining the influence of road surfaces on vehicle noise (AASHTO TP-98)
    Dana M. Lodico, J. Rochat, Paul R. Donavan, R. Rassmussen
    Proceedings of Inter-Noise 2012, New York, NY, August 2012

    Evaluation of On-Board Sound Intensity Measurement Parameters Using a Tire Noise Chassis Dynamometer
    Paul R. Donavan & Dana M. Lodico
    Proceedings of Inter-Noise 2012, New York, NY, July 2012

    Investigations of the Influence of Lower Frequency Aerodynamic Noise on Interior Cruise and Exterior Pass-by Sound Levels
    Paul R. Donavan
    Society of Automotive Engineers, Paper No. 2012-01-1554, Proceedings of the 7th International Styrian Noise, Vibration & Harshness Congress, Graz, Austria, June 13-15-2012

    Variation in On-Board Sound Intensity Levels Created by Different ASTM Standard Reference Test Tires
    Paul R. Donavan & Dana M. Lodico
    Compendium of Papers, Transportation Research Board 91st Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 2012

    Determining the End Limits of Quieter Pavement Projects
    Bruce Rymer & Paul R. Donavan
    Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2233, Environment 2011, pp. 145-151, 2011

    Effects of Aging of Tire/Pavement Noise Generation for Concrete Pavements of Different Textures
    Paul R. Donavan & Bruce Rymer
    Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2233, Environment 2011, pp. 152-160, 2011

    Tire Noise Generation and Propagation Over Non-Porous Asphalt Pavements
    Paul R. Donavan
    Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2233, Environment 2011, pp. 135-144, 2011

    An Investigation of Noise Generation of Seismic Expansion Joints for Highway Structures
    Paul R. Donavan & Bruce Rymer
    Proceedings of Inter-Noise 2011, Osaka, Japan, September 2011

    The Effects of Porous Pavements on Tire/Pavement Noise Source Levels and Pass-by Measurements
    Paul R. Donavan
    Proceedings of NoiseCon 2011, Portland, OR, July 2011

    Project 1-44(1), Measuring Tire/Pavement Noise at the Source: Precision and Bias Statement
    Paul R. Donavan & Dana M. Lodico
    NCHRP Report, July 14, 2011

    Challenges for Tire Noise Evaluation on Common Pavements
    Paul R. Donavan, A. Parrett, D. Nielubowzicz, J. Zhu
    Society of Automotive Engineers Noise and Vibration Conference Proceedings, Paper No. 2011-01-1582, Grand Rapids, MI, May 2011

    Contributors to Lower Frequency Pass-by Noise Levels Under Cruise Conditions
    Paul R. Donavan
    Society of Automotive Engineers Noise and Vibration Conference Proceedings, Grand Rapids, MI, May 2011

    The Acoustic Radiation from Pavement Joint Grooves Between Concrete Slabs
    Paul R. Donavan
    Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2158, Environment 2010, pp. 129-137, 2010

    Applications of Asphalt Rubber Pavements in American Southwest States
    Paul R. Donavan & Bruce Rymer
    Proceedings of Inter-Noise 2010, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2010

    Performance and Acoustic Longevity of Concrete Pavements of Different Surface Properties
    Paul R. Donavan & Bruce Rymer
    Proceedings of Inter-Noise 2010, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2010

    The Acoustic Longevity of Various Pavements for Noise Reduction Performance Based on On-Board Sound Intensity Measurements
    Paul R. Donavan & Bruce Rymer
    Proceedigns of NoiseCon 2010, Baltimore, MD, April 2010

    Tire/Pavement Noise Levels Related to Roadway Friction Improvement
    Bruce Rymer, Paul R. Donavan, E. Kohler
    Compendium of Papers, Transportation Research Board 89th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 2010

    Estimation of Vehicle Pass-by Noise Emission Levels from Onboard Sound Intensity Levels of Tire-Pavement Noise
    Paul R. Donavan & Dana M. Lodico
    Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2123, pp. 137-144, 2009
    Proceedings of TRB 88th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 2009

    Evaluation of Test Variables for On-Board Sound Intensity (OBSI) Measurements
    Dana M. Lodico & Paul R. Donavan
    Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2123, pp.153-163, Environment 2009, 
    Proceedings of Transportation Research Board of National Academies 88th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 2009

    Localization of Truck Noise Sources Under Passby Conditions Using Acoustic Beamforming Methods
    Paul R. Donavan, Bruce Rymer, W. Blake
    SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles 2(1), pp. 128-137, 2009

    Measurements of the Vertical Distribution of Truck Noise Sources During Highway Cruise Pass-bys Using Acoustic Beam-Forming
    Paul R. Donavan & Bruce Rymer
    Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2123, Environment 2009, pp. 145-152, Proceedings of Transportation Research Board of National Academies 88th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 2009

    Measuring Tire/Pavement Noise at the Source
    Paul R. Donavan & Dana M. Lodico
    NCHRP Report, Issue Number 630, Transportation Research Board, 2009

    Measurement and Analysis of Wind-Induced Background Noise Levels for Wind Turbine Generator Impact Assessment
    Paul R. Donavan
    Proceedings of Inter-Noise 2009, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, August 2009

    Tire/Pavement Noise of Test Track Surfaces Designed to Replicate California Highways
    Paul R. Donavan & Dana M. Lodico
    Proceedings of Inter-Noise 2009, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, August 2009

    Localization of Truck Noise Sources Under Pass-by Conditions Using Acoustic Beamforming Methods
    Paul R. Donavan, Bruce Rymer, W. Blake
    Society of Automotive Engineers Noise and Vibration Conference Proceedings, St. Charles, IL, May 2009

    Use of the ASTM Standard Reference Test Tire as a Benchmark for On-Board Tire/Pavement Noise Measurement
    Paul R. Donavan
    Society of Automotive Engineers Noise and Vibration Conference Proceedings, St. Charles, IL, May 2009

    Noise Evaluation of Various Pavement Texture on New Portland Cement Concrete
    Paul R. Donavan
    Noise Control Engineering Journal, 57(2), pp. 62-76, March-April 2009

    Long-term noise performance of open graded asphalt concrete (OGAC) – Results of 10-year long study
    Dana M. Lodico & James A. Reyff
    Noise Control Engineering J., Volume 57, Issue 2, pp. 84-93, March 2009

    California Applications and Experiences Using the OBSI Method
    Bruce Rymer & Paul R. Donavan
    Compendium of Papers, Transportation Research Board 88th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 2009

    Comparative Measurements of Tire/Pavement Noise in Europe and the United States – NITE I
    Paul R. Donavan
    Proceedings of Inter-Noise 2008, Shanghai, China, October 2008

    Comparison of On-Board Tire/Pavement Measurement Methods to Controlled Pass-by Testing
    Paul R. Donavan
    Proceedings of Inter-Noise 2008, Shanghai, China, October 2008

    Applicability of On-Board Sound Intensity (OBSI) Method to Quantifying the Effect of Pavement Type on Tire-Pavement Noise
    Paul R. Donavan & Dana M. Lodico
    Proceedings of NoiseCon 2008, Dearborn MI, July 2008

    Determination of the Veritcal Distribution of Noise Sources in Truck Pass-bys Using Acoustic Beam-Forming
    Paul R. Donavan, T. Dib, W. Blake, Bruce Rymer
    Proceedings of NoiseCon 2008, Dearborn, MI, July 2008

    Evaluation of On-Board Sound Intensity (OBSI) Method Test Parameters
    Dana M. Lodico & Paul R. Donavan
    Proceedings of NoiseCon 2008, Dearborn, MI July 2008

    Exterior Noise of Vehicles – Traffic Noise Prediction and Control
    Paul R. Donavan & R. Schumacher
    Handbook of Noise and Vibration Control, Chapter 120, pp. 1427-1437, Hoboken, NJ, 2007

    Considerations in the Standardization of On-Board Sound Intensity (OBSI) for Highway Pavement Evaluation
    Paul R. Donavan, Dana M. Lodico, Bruce Rymer
    Proceedings of NoiseCon 2007, Reno, NV, October 2007

    The Application of Sound Intensity to the Evaluation of Pavement for Tire/Road Noise Performance – The OBSI Approach
    Paul R. Donavan & Bruce Rymer
    Proceedings of NoiseCon 2007, Reno, NV, October 2007

    Truck Tires and Quieter Pavement Contribution to Roadside Noise Levels
    Bruce Rymer & Paul R. Donavan
    Proceedings of NoiseCon 2007, Reno, NV, October 2007

    The Influence of Truck Tire Type and Pavement on the Emission of Noise from Trucks Under Highway Operating Conditions
    Paul R. Donavan
    Society of Automotive Engineers Noise and Vibration Conference Proceedings, St. Charles, IL, May 2007

    Generation of Noise by Truck and Car Tires on Various Types of Asphalt Concrete Pavements
    Paul R. Donavan
    Proceedings of Inter-Noise 2006, Honolulu, HI, December 2006

    Overview of the Arizona Quiet Pavement Program
    Paul R. Donavan
    Proceedings of NoiseCon 2005, Minneapolis, MN, October 2005

    Quieting of Portland Cement Concrete Highway Surfaces with Texture Modifications
    Paul R. Donavan
    Proceedings of NoiseCon 2005, Minneapolis, MN, October 2005

    Reducing Traffic Noise with Quieter Pavements
    Paul R. Donavan
    Proceedings of NoiseCon 2005, Minneapolis, MN, October 2005

    Reduction of Traffic and Tire/Pavement Noise: 1st Year Results of the Arizona Quiet Pavement Program – Site III
    James A. Reyff & Paul R. Donavan
    Proceedings of NoiseCon 2005, Minneapolis, MN, October 2005

    Studies of the Effect of Aging of "Quiet" Pavements on Tire/Pavement Noise
    James A. Reyff & Paul R. Donavan
    Proceedings of NoiseCon 2005, Minneapolis, MN, October 2005

    Reduction of Traffic and Tire/Pavement Noise: Initial Results of the Arizona Quiet Pavement Program
    Paul R. Donavan, James A. Reyff, L. Scofield
    Proceedings of Inter-Noise 2005, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 2005

    Comparative Measurements of Tire/Pavement Noise in Europe and the United States
    Paul R. Donavan
    Noise News International, Volume 13, No. 2, pp. 46-53, June 2005

    The Effect of Pavement Type on Low Speed Light Vehicle Noise Emission
    Paul R. Donavan
    Society of Automotive Engineers Noise and Vibration Conference Proceedings, Traverse City, MI, May 2005

    Early Results of the Arizona Quiet Pavement Program
    Paul R. Donavan & L. Scofield
    Proceedings of the 80th Meeting of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, Long Beach, CA, March 7-9, 2005

    Community Reaction to Noise from a New Bridge Span and Viaduct
    Paul R. Donavan & Bruce Rymer
    148th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Diego, CA, November 2004

    Tire/Pavement Noise Intensity in Europe – A Report on the NITE Project
    Paul R. Donavan
    Proceedings of the Concrete Pavement Surface Characteristics Research Workshop, Kansas City, MO, November 2004

    Quantification of Tire/Pavement Noise: Application of the Sound Intensity Method
    Paul R. Donavan & Bruce Rymer
    Proceedings of Inter-Noise 2004, Prague, the Czech Republic, August 2004

    Influence of PCC Surface Texture and Joint Slap on Tire/Pavement Noise Generation
    Paul R. Donavan
    Proceedings of NoiseCon 2004, Baltimore, MD, July 2004

    Near Field Tire Noise Measurements of Similar Pavements of Different Ages
    Paul R. Donavan & L. Scofield
    Proceedings of NoiseCon 2004, Baltimore, MD, July 2004

    Pavement Rehabilitation and Traffic Noise Reduction Along an Arterial Street
    Paul R. Donavan
    Proceedings of NoiseCon 2004, Baltimore, MD, July 2004

    Development of Arizona's Quiet Pavement Research Program
    L. Scofield & Paul R. Donavan
    Asphalt Rubber Conference, Brasilla, Brazil, December 2003

    Measurement of Tire/Pavement Noise – Sound Intensity Methodology
    Paul R. Donavan & Bruce Rymer
    Asphalt Rubber Conference, Brasilla, Brazil, December 2003

    An Evaluation of the Effects of Different Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Texturing on Tire/Pavement Noise
    Paul R. Donavan & L. Scofield
    Proceedings of NoiseCon 2003, Cleveland, OH, June 2003

    Assessment of Highway Pavements for Tire/Road Noise Generation
    Paul R. Donavan & Bruce Rymer
    Society of Automotive Engineers Noise and Vibration Conference Proceedings, Traverse City, MI, May 2003

    The Effects of Acoustical Environment on Short-Term Memory of Verbally Presented Prose
    Dana M. Lodico (published under Dana M. Smith)
    Masters Thesis Document, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, April 2003

    Examination of Tire/Road Noise at Frequencies Above 630 Hertz
    Paul R. Donavan
    Proceedings of InterNoise 2002, Dearborn, MI, August 2002

    Assessment of Tire/Pavement Interaction Noise Under Vehicle Passby Test Conditions Using Sound Intensity Measurement Methods
    Paul R. Donavan, R. F. Schumacher, J. R. Stott
    135th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the 16th International Congress on Acoustics, Seattle, WA, June 24, 1998

    An Assessment of the Tire Noise Generation and Sound Propagation Characteristics of an ISO 10844 Road Surface
    Paul R. Donavan
    SAE Paper 97NV126, Society of Automotive Engineers Noise and Vibration Conference Proceedings, Traverse City, MI, May 1997

    Light Vehicle Exterior Noise: Measurement, Regulation, Tires, and Pavement
    Paul R. Donavan
    131st Meeting of Acoustical Society of America meeting, Indianapolis, IN, May 1996

    Tire-Pavement Interaction Noise Measurement Under Vehicle Operating Conditions of Cruise and Acceleration
    Paul R. Donavan
    SAE Paper 931276, Society of Automotive Engineers Noise and Vibration Conference Proceedings, Traverse City, MI, May 1993

    The Role of Acoustic Tube Resonances in the Radiation of Sound from Circumferentially Ribbed Tires
    Paul R. Donavan
    General Motors Research Laboratories Publication GMR-3846, Warren, MI, October 1981
    Presented at the Acoustical Society of America meeting, Ottawa, Canada, May 1981

    Quantification of Noise Mechanisms of Blank, Rib, and Cross-Bar Tread Bias-Ply Truck Tires
    Paul R. Donavan & L. Oswald
    General Motors Research Laboratories Publication GMR-3750, Warren, MI, July 1981

    The Identification and Quantification of Truck Tire Noise Sources Under On-Road Operating Conditions
    Paul R. Donavan & L. Oswald
    Proceedings of Inter-Noise 80, Miami, FL, December 1980

    Acoustic Intensity Measurements in Low Mach Number Flows of Moderate Turbulence Levels
    L. Oswald & Paul R. Donavan
    General Motors Research Laboratories Publication GMR-3269, Warren, MI, April 1980
    Presented at Acoustical Society of America meeting, Atlanta, GA, April 1980

    Presentations

    Applications to Highway Widening Projects: Two State Based Examples
    Dana M. Lodico
    Cost Benefit Analysis Workshop, Washington DC, January 15, 2014

    Highway Noise Abatement Considering Both Noise Barriers and Quieter Pavement
    Paul R. Donavan, Dana M. Lodico, L. Pierce, J. Rochat
    Transportation Research Board Webinar, November 26, 2013

    Quieter Pavement Measurements and Applications
    Paul R. Donavan, Dana M. Lodico, R. Rasmussen, J. Rochat
    Transportation Research Board Webinar, October 31, 2012

    Using OBSI to Validate TNM Predictions
    Dana M. Lodico & Paul R. Donavan
    ADC40 Summer Meeting, Asheville, NC, July 2012

    Effect of Concrete Texture on Light Vehicle and Heavy Truck Pass-by Noise Levels
    Paul R. Donavan
    Transportation Research Board 91st Annual Meeting, Special Session: Texturing Concrete Pavements for Friction and Noise, Washington DC, January, 2012

    Measuring the Influence of Pavement Surfaces on Traffic and Vehicle Noise at the Wayside
    R. Rasmussen, J. Rochat, Paul R. Donavan, Dana M. Lodico, R. Wayson, R. Sohaney
    Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Workshop, Washington DC, January 2012

    OBSI User Comparison Testing Conducted on Highways in North Carolina
    Paul R. Donavan
    NoiseCon 2011, Portland, OR, July 2011

    Vehicle Noise and Cost Benefit Analysis
    Paul R. Donavan
    NoiseCon 2011, Portland, OR, July 2011

    Beyond the Specifications: Best Practices for OBSI Measurement
    Dana M. Lodico
    Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 2010

    SR160 Draw Bridge Horn Noise Measurements
    Dana M. Lodico
    ADC40 Summer Meeting, Denver, CO, July 2010

    Acoustical Performance of T-top Barrier Design on CO 93
    Dana M. Lodico & Harold Goldberg
    ADC40 Summer Meeting, Denver, CO, July 2010

    Effect of Various Test Parameters on On-Board Sound Intensity (OBSI) Measurement
    Dana M. Lodico & Paul R. Donavan
    ADC40 Summer Meeting, Key West, FL, July 2008

    Evaluation of the ASTM SRTT for Purposes of Standardized Measurement of On-Bound Tire/Pavement Noise
    Paul R. Donavan
    Euro Noise 2008, Acoustics '08, Paris, France, July 2008

    Low Speed Exterior Vehicle Noise and the Effect of Pavement Type
    Paul R. Donavan
    Euro Noise 2008, Acoustics '08, Paris, France, July 2008

    Evaluation of the Effects of Wind Noise and Turbulence on OBSI Measurements
    Paul R. Donavan & Dana M. Lodico
    ADC40 Summer Meeting, San Lois Obispo, CA, July 2007

    An Investigation of the Effects of Interference Speech on Short-Term Memory for Verbally Presented Prose
    Dana M. Lodico & R. Torres
    J. Acoust. Soc.Am., May 2004

    Evaluating Acoustical Influences on Human Performance
    Dana M. Lodico (published under Dana M. Smith), A. Stefaniw, Y. Shimizu, R. Torres
    New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research, Syracuse, NY, November 2002

    Design and Construction of Small Thermoacoustic Refrigerators
    T. Underwood, Dana M. Lodico (published under Dana M. Smith), R. T. Muehleisen
    J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 106(4), 2264, May 1999

     

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