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2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1753
Jack Hall Riddle, Ya-Juan Bemman, Tom Frei, Sihui Wu, Ishang Padalkar
Demands for low-RPM operation are increasing in the automotive market. This requirement is largely driven by consumer and regulatory demand for vehicles which are more efficient in the use of fuel. As a result, modern engine and transmission technologies have been developed which permit engine operation at increasingly low RPM’s. The resulting low frequency exhaust noise is more difficult to attenuate than in vehicles in years past. At the same time, vehicles often have less packaging space for mufflers, when larger volume would otherwise be needed to attenuate the lower frequency firing order content. A further challenge is the demand for increasingly refined performance sounds from the exhaust systems of premium cars despite the technical obstacles involved in even maintaining sound quality. Finally, legally permissible sound levels are decreasing in some markets. These market and regulatory demands require new solutions.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1755
Frank C. Valeri, James T. Lagodzinski, Scott M. Reilly, John P. Miller
Hybrid powertrain vehicles inherently create discontinuous sounds during operation. The discontinuous noise created from the electrical motors during transition states are undesirable since they can create tones that do not correlate with the dynamics of the vehicle. The audible level of these motor whines and discontinuous tones can be reduced via common noise abatement techniques or reducing the amount of regeneration braking. One electronic solution which does not affect mass or fuel economy is Masking Sound Enhancement (MSE). MSE is an algorithm that uses the infotainment system to mask the naturally occurring discontinuous hybrid drive unit and driveline tones. MSE enables a variety of benefits, such as more aggressive regenerative braking strategies which yield higher levels of fuel economy and an overall more pleasing interior vehicle powertrain sound. This paper will discuss the techniques and signals used to implement MSE in a hybrid powertrain equipped vehicle.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1760
Weimin Thor, J. Stuart Bolton
Due the increasing concern with the acoustic environment within an automotive vehicle, there is an interest in measuring the acoustic properties of automotive door seals. These systems play an important role in blocking external noise sources, such as aerodynamic noise and tire noise, from entering the passenger compartment. Thus, it is important to be able to conveniently measure their acoustic performance. Previous methods of measuring the ability of seals to block sound required the use of either a reverberation chamber or a wind tunnel with a special purpose chamber attached to it. That is, these methods required the use of large and expensive facilities. A simpler and more economical desktop procedure is thus needed to allow easy and fast acoustic measurement of automotive door seals.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1758
Seung Min Lee, Dong Chul Park, Seonghyeon Kim, Sang Kwon Lee
Recently the interior sound is actively generated by the active sound design (ASD) device in a passenger car. Therefore, the objective evaluation method for the sound quality of actively designed sounds is required. In previous research, the sound quality of interior sound has been presented with powerful and pleasant for the existing passenger car. This paper presents a novel approach method for the objective evaluation of powerfulness and pleasantness of actively designed interior sound. The powerfulness has been evaluated based on the degreed of modulation and a quantity of low frequency booming of the sound in the paper. On the other hand, the pleasantness is evaluated based on the slope ratio of harmonic orders per octave in frequency domain. These evaluation methods are successfully applied to the objective evaluation of luxury passenger car.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1788
Kishore Chand Ulli, Upender Rao Gade
Automotive window buffeting is a source of vehicle occupant's discomfort and annoyance. Original equipment manufacturers (OEM) are using both experimental and numerical methods to address this issue. With major advances in computational power and numerical modelling, it is now possible to model complex aero acoustic problems using numerical tools like CFD. Although the direct turbulence model LES is preferred to simulate aero-acoustic problems, it is computationally expensive for many industrial applications. Hybrid turbulence models can be used to model aero acoustic problems for industrial applications. In this paper, the numerical modelling of side window buffeting in a generic passenger car is presented. The numerical modelling is performed with the hybrid turbulence model Scale Adaptive Simulation (SAS) using a commercial CFD code.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1807
Richard DeJong, Gordon Ebbitt
The SEA model of wind noise requires the quantification of both the acoustic as well as the turbulent flow contributions to the exterior pressure. The acoustic pressure is difficult to measure because it is usually much lower in amplitude than the turbulent pressure. However, the coupling of the acoustic pressure to the surface vibration is usually much stronger than the turbulent pressure, especially in the acoustic coincidence frequency range. The coupling is determined by the spatial matching between the pressure and the vibration which can be described by the wavenumber spectra. This paper uses measured vibration modes of a vehicle window to determine the coupling to both acoustic and turbulent pressure fields and compares these to the results from an SEA model. The interior acoustic intensity radiating from the window during road tests is also used to validate the results.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1761
Daniel Fernandez Comesana, Graciano Carrillo Pousa, Emiel Tijs
The automotive industry is currently increasing noise and vibration requirements of vehicle components. A detailed vibro-acoustic assessment of every supplied element is commonly enforced by most vehicle manufacturers. Traditional End-of-line (EOL) solutions often encounter difficulties adapting from controlled environments to industrial production lines due the presence of high levels of noise and vibrations generated by the surrounding machinery. In contrast, particle velocity measurements performed near a rigid radiating surface are less affected by background noise and they can potentially be used to address noise problems even in such conditions. The vector nature of particle velocity, an intrinsic dependency upon surface displacement and sensor directivity are the main advantages over conventional solutions. As a result, quantitative measurements describing the vibro-acoustic behaviour of a device can be performed at the final stage of the manufacturing process.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1763
Lisa Steinbach, Ercan Altinsoy, Robert Rosenkranz
In today's urban environment inhabitants are permanently exposed to elevated noise levels, which are mostly dominated by traffic noise. The current electrification of vehicles might affect the traffic noise in city centers. The aim of this work was to determine the pedestrian reaction and the annoyance of more realistic traffic situations. For this purpose both combustion and electric vehicle noise situations and mixed scenarios of both concepts were generated. The differences in the perceived annoyance were investigated with perception studies. It was found that in some cases the order of the annoyance ratings will change: a single electric vehicle, which was perceived as least annoying, was evaluated as the most annoying noise by the increase to eight vehicles. The background noise also has an impact on the perception of annoyance and the warning effect.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1824
Reza Kashani, Karthik S. Jayakumar, Neville Bugli, Jeff Lapp
Passive, tuned acoustic absorbers, such as Helmholtz resonators (HR) or quarter-wave tubes, are commonly used solutions for abating the low-frequency tonal noise in air induction systems. Since absorption at multiple frequencies is required, multiple absorbers tuned to different frequencies are commonly used. Typically, the large size and multiple numbers of these devices under the hood is a packaging challenge. Also, the lack of acoustic damping narrows their effective bandwidth and creates undesirable side lobes. Active noise control could address all of the above-mentioned issues. Most active noise control systems use feed-forward adaptive algorithms as their controllers. These complex algorithms need fast, powerful digital signal processors to run. To ensure the convergence of the adaptation algorithm, the rate of adaptation should be made slow.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1834
Dirk von Werne, Prasanna Chaduvula, Patrick Stahl, Michael Jordan, Jamison Huber, Korcan Kucukcoskun, Mircea Niculescu
Fan noise can form a significant part of the vehicle noise signature and needs hence to be optimized in view of exterior noise and operator exposure. Putting together unsteady CFD simulation with acoustic FEM modeling, tonal and broadband fan noise can be accurately predicted, accounting for the sound propagation through engine compartment and vehicle frame structure. This paper focuses on method development and validation in view of the practical vehicle design process. In a step by-step approach, the model has been validated against a dedicated test-set-up, so that good accuracy of operational fan noise prediction could be achieved. Main focus was on the acoustic transfer through the engine compartment. The equivalent acoustic transfer through radiators/heat exchangers is modeled based on separate detailed acoustic models. The updating process revealed the sensitivity of various components in the engine compartment.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1829
Guillaume Loussert
The new fuel efficiency and emission standards have forced OEMs to put emphasis on different strategies such as engine downsizing, cylinder deactivation... Unfortunately these new technologies may lead to increased powertrain vibrations generated by the engine and transmitted to the chassis and the car cabin, such that their reduction or elimination has become a key topic for the automotive industry. The use of active engine mounts, acting directly on the fluid of an hydromount, or active vibration dampers, acting as an inertial mass-spring system, are very effective solutions, particularly when using electromagnetic based actuators. Nevertheless, all electromagnetic actuators technologies are not equals and the choice of such actuators must be considered carefully by taking into account the full performances and the overall cost of the solutions. This paper presents an electromagnetic actuator technology, that can be considered as the best tradeoff between performances and cost.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1844
Jiawei Liu, Yangfan Liu, J. Stuart Bolton
In modern engine design, downsizing and reducing weight while still providing an increased amount of power has been a general trend in the past decades. Traditionally, an engine design with superior NVH performance usually comes with a heavier, thus sturdier structure. Therefore, modern engine design requires that NVH be considered in the very early design stage to avoid modifications of engine structure at the last minute, when very few changes can be made. NVH design optimization of engine components has become more practical due to the development of computer software and hardware. However, there is still a need for smarter algorithms to draw a direct relationship between the design and the radiated sound power. At the moment, techniques based on modal acoustic transfer vectors (MATVs) have gained popularity in design optimization for its performance in sound pressure prediction.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1837
Paul R. Donavan, Carrie Janello
Acoustic beamforming was used to localize noise sources on heavy trucks operating on highways in California and North Carolina at a total of 20 sites. Over 1,200 trucks were measured under a variety of operating conditions including cruise on level highways, on upgrades, down degrades, low speed acceleration, and for various speeds and pavements. The contours produced by the beamforming measurements were used to identify specific source contributions under these conditions and for a variety of heavy trucks. Consistently, the highest noise levels were seen the tire-pavement interface with lessor additional noise radiated from the engine compartment. Noise from elevated exhaust stacks was only documented for less than 5% of the trucks measured. The results were further reduced to produce vertical profiles of noise levels versus height above the roadway. The profiles were normalized to the highest noise level at ground level.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1840
Thierry Bourdon, Rainer Weber, Johann Massinger
Nowadays, the automotive industry is increasingly facing of reducing vibration & noise in the vehicle. More particularly on the engine area, the development of fuel components based on high pressure pumps, rails, any pipes and injectors are a subject of a particular NVH attention. The use of modern digital techniques such as 3D finite element vibroacoustic, leads to use virtual prototyping as complementary to traditional real hardware prototypes development. Among interest, number of iterative loops to reach a best design brings an important value to new product development with an optimized cost. Basically the core part of virtual prototyping is about 3D finite element models for each component. It is quite challenging to establish these models, as they must mimic the entire physical phenomenon of real structure borne hardwares sound in the whole audible frequency range.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1850
Samaneh Arabi, Glen Steyer, Zhaohui Sun, Jeffrey Nyquist
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirement for 54.5mpg by 2025 to reduce greenhouse gases has pushed the industry to look for alternative fuels to run vehicles. Electricity is of those green energies that can help auto industry to achieve those strict requirements. However, the electric or hybrid-electric vehicles brought new challenges into science and engineering world including the Noise and Vibration issues which are usually tied up with both airborne and structural noises. The electromagnetic force plays a significant role in acoustic noise radiation in the electric motor which is an air-gap radial Maxwell force. This paper describes an innovative approach to model the physics of noise radiated by the electric motor.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1846
Fabio Bianciardi, Karl Janssens, Konstantinos Gryllias, Simone Delvecchio, Claudio Manna
The noise radiated by an ICE engine results from a mixture of various complex sources such as combustion, injection, piston slap, turbocharger, etc. Some of these have been categorized as combustion related noise and others as mechanical noise. Of great concern is the assessment of combustion noise which, under some operating conditions, is likely to predominate over the other sources of noise. The residual noise, produced by various other sources, is commonly referred to as mechanical noise. Being able to extract combustion and mechanical noise is of prime interest in the development phase of the engine and also for diagnostic purposes. This paper presents the application of combustion mechanical noise separation techniques on a V8 engine. Two techniques, namely the classical Wiener filter and cyclostationary Wiener filter, have been investigated. The techniques have been applied to microphone recordings measured at one meter distance from the engine running on a test bench.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1845
Jon Furlich, Jason Blough, Darrell Robinette
When subjected to high speeds and high torques, a vehicle driveshaft and other powertrain components experience an increase in stored potential energy. When the engine and driveshaft are decoupled during an up or down shift, the potential energy is released causing clutch clatter during the shift event. A smooth shift is desired by the customer thus reduction of the clutch clatter will improve customer experience and satisfaction. In this study, a six speed MT, RWD passenger car was used to experimentally capture acoustic and vibration data during the clutch clatter event. To successfully replicate the in-situ results additional data was collected and analyzed for powertrain component roll, and pitch from the test vehicle. These boundary conditions were applied to a reduced car model in a lab environment to successfully replicate the clutch clatter event on a stationary test stand.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1871
Nobutaka Tsujiuchi, Masahiro Akei, Akihito Ito, Daisuke Kubota, Koichi Osamura
This paper describes new method for selecting optimal field points in Inverse-Numerical Acoustic analysis (INA), and an application to construction of sound source model for diesel engine. INA is a method that identifies surface vibration of the sound source by using acoustic transfer functions and actual sound pressures which are measured at field points located near the sound source. In the INA, for measuring sound pressures, it is necessary to determine the arrangement of field points. The increase of field points leads to longer test and analysis time. Therefore, guidelines for deciding field point arrangement are needed to conduct INA efficiently. The authors focused on the standard deviations of distance between sound source elements and field points, and proposed new guideline for optimal selection of the field points, in a past study. In the past study, the effectiveness of this guideline was verified using a simple plate model.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1862
Rajesh Babu Channamaneni, P. Kannan, Karal Marx R
New legislation's, competition from global players and change in customer perception related to comfort parameters are key factors demanding manufactures to design and manufacture vehicles with very low saloon noise levels. The main causes for higher noise levels at passenger saloon compartment can be attributed to source noises (Powertrain, Driveline, Intake and Exhaust etc.), acoustic isolation and structural sensitivity of the body. Out of all above parameters, powertrain noise and acoustic isolation are two critical parameters effecting interior noise performance. This paper constitutes an attempt to explain acoustic source contribution analysis through transfer function measurement in a passenger vehicle. Acoustic transfer function between engine bay and passenger ear level was measured using reciprocity technique (reciprocal method) with reference source placed at various locations inside the vehicle.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1885
Kunhee Lee, Sang Kwon Lee, Taejin Shin, Keun Young Kim
This paper presents a novel method predicting the variation of sound quality of interior noise depending on the change of the proprieties of absorption materials. At the first, the model predicting the interior noise corresponding to the change of the absorption material in engine room is proposed. Secondly the index to estimate the sound quality of the predicted sound is developed. Thirdly the experimental work has been conducted with eight different materials and validated the newly developed index. Finally this index is applied for the optimization of absorption material to improve the sound quality of interior noise in a passenger car.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1872
Masao Nagamatsu
The almost current sound localization methods do not have enough resolution in low frequency sound localization. To overcome this disadvantage, I am now developing a new sound localization method, Double Nearfield Acoustic Holography (DNAH) method. This method is a converted method of conventional Nearfield Acoustic Holography (NAH) method. In this proposing method, the resolution of low frequency sound localization is improved by using sound propagation information on doubled measurement planes. To prove the performance of proposing method, the basic experiments with variable conditions are conducted. In these experiments, the small speakers are used as sound sources. In this paper, to discuss the ability to apply to actual industry, the effect of measurement distance from sound source is explained. Some experimental results with changing measurement distance are shown in this paper.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1874
Tongyang Shi, Yangfan Liu, J Stuart Bolton, Frank Eberhardt, Warner Frazer
Wideband Acoustical Holography, which is a monopole-based equivalent source procedure (J. Hald, “Wideband Acoustical Holography”, INTER-NOISE 2014), have been proven to offer an accurate noise source holography result in experiments with a simple noise source: e..g., a loudspeaker (T. Shi, Y. Liu, J. Bolton, ”The Use of Wideband Holography for Noise Source Visualization”, NOISE-CON 2016). From a previous study, it was found that the advantage of this procedure is the ability to optimize the solution in the case of an under-determined system: i.e., when the number of measurements is less than the number of parameters that must be estimated in the model. In the present work, a diesel engine noise source was measured by using one set of measurements from a thirty six channel irregular array placed in front of the diesel engine.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1890
Xingyu Zhang, Bo Yang, Manchuang Zhang, Sanbao Hu
H-Bahn ("hanging railway") refers to the suspended, unmanned urban railway transportation system. Through the reasonable platform layout, H-Bahn can be easily integrated into the existing urban transit system. With the development of urban roads, the associated rail facilities can be conveniently disassembled, moved and expanded. The track beam, circuits, communication equipment, and sound insulation screen are all installed in a box-type track beam so that the system can achieve a high level of integration and intelligence. The carriage of the modern H-banh vehicle is connected with the bogies by two hanging devices. The vehicle is always running in the box-type track beam; therefore there are less possibilities of derailment. Consequently, the key work focuses on the running stability evaluation and curve negotiation performance analysis.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1888
Rasheed Khan, Mahdi Ali, Eric C. Frank
Vehicle voice recognition systems have become an essential tool for hands free communication. As such, it has become more and more important to have reliable, consistent voice recognition in a vehicle. Vehicle voice recognition system performance is based on a variety of factors, including the speakers' gender & background noise. Male and female voice characteristics are inherently different, and some of these variations are investigated in this work. In this work, three vehicles have been tested during five different steady state road conditions (70 mph, 45 mph, Idle HVAC off, Idle HVAC on, vehicle off). Twelve speakers (six male and six female) were recorded announcing twenty mono- and multi-syllable call commands. Each speaker was recorded three times for repeatability, along with the vehicle voice recognition system response. Based on the resulting success rates, the least-recognized commands were synthesized to resemble the best detected commands from the different genders.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1886
Siwen Zhang, Jian Pang, Jun Zhang, Zhuangzhuang Ma, Xiaoxuan Zhang, Congguang Liu, Lihui Deng
In this paper, the subjective evaluation method for the air-borne sound insulation performance of vehicle body in reverberation room is developed and investigated. To improve the credibility of the traditional subjective evaluation methods for the air-borne sound insulation, the test vehicles are placed in the reverberation room and exposed in the homogeneous reverberation sound field. The stationary vehicle's interior noise is recorded by using a digital artificial head. The noise testing method in reverberation room demonstrates more credible than the traditional methods based on the standard deviation analysis of vehicle external fields. With paired comparison scoring method, the recorded interior noises of six different vehicles are replayed and evaluated subjectively by 22 appraisers in the sound quality room. Kendall's correlation coefficient and circular error rates are introduced to check the consistency and correctness of the appraisers' evaluation scores.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1752
Kapil Gupta, Arun Choudhary, Rakesh Bidre
At present, a Dual Mass Flywheel (DMF) system is widely known to provide benefits on driveline induced noise, vibration and drivability over a Single Mass Flywheel (SMF). A well-tuned DMF provides nice isolation of torsional vibrations generated in periodic combustion process of automobile IC engines. Similarly, a torsional vibration damper mounted on driveline component reduces the torsional excitation and results a lower torsional vibration at driveline components. Noise and vibration issues like boom noise and high vibrations at low engine rpm range drive are often resulted due to high engine firing order torsional excitation input to the driveline. More often, this becomes one of the most objectionable noise and vibration issues in vehicle and should be eliminated or reduced for better NVH performance. A 4 cylinder, 4 stroke small diesel engine equipped with SMF is found to have high engine firing order torsional excitation.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1779
Xianwu Yang, Jian Pang, Lanjun Wang, Xiong Tian, Yu Tang
With the development of automobile industry, the higher NVH performance is required for customers, and with drastically reduction of engine noise, the gear rattle noise generated by the impact between neutral gears inside transmission can be much easily perceived. It is well known that the torsional mode of powertrain system has a direct relationship with transmission gear rattle noise, the higher torsional vibration leads to more serious gear rattle noise. This paper establishes a torsional model of a front wheel drive automotive drivetrain, including clutch system, transmission box and equivalent load of a full vehicle in AMESim software. The experimental engine speed fluctuations at different gears are used to excite the torsional model.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1801
Sivasankaran Sadasivam, Aditya Palsule, Ekambaram Loganathan, Nagasuresh Inavolu, Jaganmohan Rao M
Powertrain is the major source of noise and vibration in commercial vehicles and has significant contribution on both interior and exterior noise levels. Sound intensity mapping technique identifies and quantifies the spatial distribution of energy radiated by powertrain by means of measurements close to its surface. Based on the quantification, noise sources are ranked, through which Oil sump is identified as one of the major contributors for powertrain noise radiation. Accurate prediction of oil sump modal characteristics is more critical in determining the sound power radiation. This paper discusses about capability of numerical approach in predicting more realistically, oil sump modal characteristics with fluid-structure interaction and consequent verification with experimental modal test results. With this validated model, radiated sound power level of the oil sump has been predicted using acoustic finite element method.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1811
Jouji Kimura, Tatsuya Tanaka, Kenjiro Hakomoto, Kousuke Kawase, Shinichiro Kobayashi
This paper describes based on the mechanism of whirl resonance about the characteristic of serious bending stress which occurred in the crankshaft rear. The following steps to prove that the bending stress is caused by whirl resonance of the crankshaft rear end. At first, the authors showed that the resonance frequency of bending stress for forward whirl which takes place in the same direction as crankshaft rotation increases with the increasing engine speed, and the resonance frequency of bending stress for reverse whirl which takes place in the reverse direction as crankshaft rotation decreases with the increasing engine speed. Secondly, it was found out that there are two groups, the correlation between the resonance frequency and the resonance engine speed of the measured bending stresses in the crankshaft rear. One is the group that the resonance frequency increases with the increasing engine speed.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1819
Cyril Nerubenko, George Nerubenko
The results of dynamical study of new patented Torsional Vibration Dampers mounted on a crankshaft in V8 engines are presented. Design and structure of Torsional Vibration Damper is based on author’s US Patent 7,438,165 having the control system with instantaneous frequencies tuner for all frequencies of running engine. Analysis and disadvantages of conventional rubber and viscous Crank Dampers are shown. The focus of the study is on Torsional Vibration Damper having the mechanical self-tuning structure applicable for V8 engines. Mathematical model based on the system of ordinary differential equations describing the rotation and vibration of mechanical components has been used for the analysis of the dynamic behavior of V8 engine crankshaft system having proposed Torsional Vibration Damper. Attention is paid to composition and selection of optimal parameters of a proposed device for solving the problems of effective mitigation of crankshaft torsional vibrations in V6 engines.
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