In Korea, road noise is assessed as a measurement method of exterior noise emitted by road vehicle for management standards by the National Institute of Environmental Sciences.
In this method, the noise felt at the actual pickup point is measured as LAeq (the roadside equivalent noise level).
Recently, to clarify the standard for measuring noise on low-noise pavements, the CPX (ISO11819-2; Close-proximity method) was first introduced in the Porous Pavement Guidelines of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.
According to ISO, the CPX adopts the side microphone as a mandatory measurement location, and the rear optional.
The side location has been a mandatory due to its high correlation with SPB (ISO 11819-1, Statistical Pass-by method).
However, according to our previous study on the correlation evaluation between L and CPX rear microphone noise level, both noise reduction effect was about 9-12 dB(A) showed a high correlation in Korea where heavy road traffic is common.
The following study aims to show the consistent correlation between the L and CPX rear noise level.
Furthermore, it is intended to be helpful in selecting the location of the CPX microphone that can most effectively represent the actual noise on the low-noise pavement in Korea.