The attenuation properties of a Hot-Mix Asphalt track bed containing crumb rubber (particle size 2-5 mm) are evaluated. A large number of vibration measurements have been carried out in a test section of a railway interconnection (Turin-Milan HS Railway) where two solutions of 12 cm of sub-ballast layer have been realized (with and without rubber). The vibrations were measured using a set of piezoelectric accelerometers positioned at various distances from the track to measure their generation and propagation. The results show that the new hot mix asphalt layer can influence the train vibration transmission.
Spectroradiometric Laboratory Measures on Asphalt Concrete: Preliminary Results / Alessandro, Mei; Fiore, Nicola; Rosamaria, Salvatori; D'Andrea, Antonio; Maurizio, Fontana. - In: PROCEDIA: SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 1877-0428. - ELETTRONICO. - 53:(2012), pp. 514-523. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Sustainability of Road Infrastructures tenutosi a Rome, Italy nel 29-31 Ottobre 2012.