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2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0327
Onkar Deshpande, Shrikant Rangire
Abstract Increase in customer awareness for better vehicle noise together with strict pass-by noise limits have compelled the automotive industry to improve the overall vehicle noise performance. Out of various contributors to the overall vehicle noise, tail pipe noise is the major contributor. There is a need of efficient tail pipe noise measurement process for tuning the exhaust system. Modified methodology was proposed as conventional methodologies have limitations considering Indian scenario. In modified methodology tail pipe noise is measured during pass by noise test. This paper describes the comparative study of both methodologies with measurement results. Advantages and disadvantages of both measurement methodologies are also discussed.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0183
Kedar Tare, Uttiya Mukherjee, Rohit J Vaidya
Abstract An automotive radiator cooling fan has been observed to be an important noise source in a vehicle and with increasing noise refinements, the need for a quieter but effective fan is of utmost importance. Although some empirical prediction techniques are present in literature, they are not sufficiently accurate and cannot give a detailed view of the entire noise spectrum and the various noise prone zones. Hence the need for highly accurate Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) study is essential to be able to resolve the minute acoustic stress. Large Eddy Simulation technique in CFD is used to resolve the minute scales of motion in the flow as the sound pressures simulated are very small compared to system level pressures and require immense accuracy. Detailed mesh dependency and Y+ studies are conducted to implement higher accuracy as well as keep mesh requirements within computationally feasible zone.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0188
Prasad Yadav, Harshal Bankar, Nagesh Voderahobli Karanth
Abstract Diesel powered electric generators are used in a variety of applications, such as emergency back-up power, temporary primary power at industrial facilities, etc. As regulatory and customer requirements demand quieter designs, special attention is given to the design of acoustic enclosures to balance the need of noise control with other performance criteria like ventilation and physical protection. In the present work, Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA) approach augmented by experimental inputs is used to carry out Vibro-acoustic analysis of an enclosure for higher capacity Diesel generator set. The exterior sound radiated from an enclosed generator is predicted and further enclosure is optimized for an improved sound-suppression. The airborne sources such as engine, alternator, radiator fan and exhaust are modelled explicitly using experimental noise source characterization. Structure borne inputs are also captured in the test for improving modelling accuracy.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0189
Keshav Mutalik, Atul A Gaikwad, Nagesh Voderahobli Karanth, Shriniwas Chivate
Abstract The parameters such as lower noise levels, quietness, etc. of a vehicle has no longer remained the only driving features since the passenger car buyers are greatly influenced by the perception of the sound. In a scenario like this, the sound quality becomes of great importance especially for smaller diesel powertrains as they are more annoying than their gasoline counterparts. The idling noise is critical as its noise creates the first impression of the vehicle on the buyer. The Indian passenger car market is dominated by diesel cars equipped with smaller engines less than 2 liter capacity. Present work describes the methodology to formulate the equation for annoyance/pleasantness for the diesel powertrains used in Indian passenger cars. The index, Sound Annoyance Rating (SAR) developed through this work is significant for powertrain level target setting and benchmarking purposes.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0191
Mayur Birari, Arvind Yadav, Vilas Bijwe, Dayanand Billade
Abstract As automotive technology has evolved, gear rattle has become a prominent contributor for cabin noise as the masking from the engine noise has decreased. The market and customer expectation make the rattle noise a question to be addressed as early as possible in the vehicle development process. However, to simulate rattle, it calls for a detailed modeling of different complex subsystems of driveline to represent their true characteristics. Thus, the paper adopts an FE based elastic multi body dynamics model to predict gear rattle. The approach involves modeling of a complete flexible driveline using condensed FE models from Nastran in AVL Excite Powerunit/Transmission module. It includes combustion pressure as input excitations to crankshaft and then predicts parameters like gear teeth impacts, gear normal meshing force, dynamic mesh stiffness & overall contact state in transient and frequency domain. The output parameters are then analyzed to evaluate the rattle index.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0194
Ramkumar Rajamanickam, Shriniwas Chivate, Gaurav Shinde, Nagesh Voderahobli Karanth, Shalil Akre, Kishor Desale
Abstract Sound Quality (SQ) of brake and clutch pedal assembly plays an important role in contributing to vehicle interior noise and perception of sound. Quiet operation of brake and clutch units also reflects the vehicle built and material quality. Noise emitted from these sub-assemblies has to meet certain acceptance criteria as per different OEM requirements. Not much work has been carried on this over the years to characterize and quantify the same. An attempt has been made in this paper to study the sound quality of brake and clutch pedal assemblies at component level and validate the same by identifying the parameters affecting SQ. Effect on noise at different environmental conditions was studied with typical operating cycles in a hemi-anechoic chamber. The effect of sensor switches integrated within the clutch and brake pedal on sound quality is analyzed. It is found that the operating characteristics of switches drives the noise and SQ.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0198
Chandrakant Parmar, Sashikant Tiwari, Apoorv Chauhan, Shourya Srivastava, Sarvanu Gangopadhyay
Abstract The present work focuses on optimization of gear shift pattern of an AMT vehicle to improve its NVH performance without causing any adverse effect on any other vehicle performance attribute. The vehicle which was identified with the structural body resonance at low frequency had discomforting boom noise in a particular engine rpm zone and at corresponding vehicle speed. With the initial shift pattern (will be referred as V1 gear shift schedule), the gear shifts were calibrated such that when vehicle is driven in the city with 20 to 60 kmph speed, the vehicle operated mostly in the best fuel economy zone but it used to pass through structural resonance frequency. This resulted in the presence of continuous boom leading to an unpleasant driving experience. In order to avoid the presence of boom noise during city driving, the gear shift points were optimized (will be referred as V2 gear shift schedule) such that the vehicle did not operate in affected engine speed range.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0196
Kopal Agarwal, Sandip Hazra, Vikas Kolage
Abstract Key on/off Vibrations plays an important role in the quality of NVH on a vehicle. Hence having a good KOKO in the vehicle is desirable by every OEM. The vibration transfer to the vehicle can be refined by either reducing the source vibrations or improving isolation. In this study, critical factors affecting KOKO vibration has been identified. Focus has been given on improving the KOKO by change in mounting system stiffness & stopper gap, and assuming other parameters as constant. The study highlights a new simulation approach using ADAMS View to help run a DOE for solving KOKO issue on vehicle. The contribution of C mount stiffness and stopper gap is shown through simulation results. The correlation between simulation & test results has been established by measuring rigid body modes and KOKO vibration on vehicle for a set of mount configuration. Test results show significant KOKO improvement with the mount configuration optimized through simulation.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0195
Sachin Kumar Jain, Manasi Joshi, Harshal Bankar, Prashant Kamble, Prasad Yadav, Nagesh Karanth
Abstract The paper discusses the methodology for measuring the sound absorption of sound package materials in a different sizes of reverberation chambers. The large reverberation chamber is based on test methods and requirements as per ASTM C423 and ISO 354 standards. Both the test standards are similar and recommend a reverberation chamber volume of at least 125 m3 and 200 m3 respectively for sound absorption measurements from 100 Hz to 5000 Hz. The test sample size requirements are from 5.5 to 6.7 m2 as per ASTM C423 and 10 to 12 m2 as per ISO 354. In the automotive sector passenger car, heavy truck, and commercial vehicle, the parts that are used are much smaller in size than the size prescribed in both the standards. The requirement is to study the critical parameters such as the chamber volume, sample size, reverberation time and cut-off frequency etc. which are affecting the sound absorption property of acoustic material.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0210
Surinder Kumar, Harveen Talwar
Abstract With the development of automobile industry, customer awareness about NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) levels in passenger vehicles and demands for improving the riding comfort has increased. This has prompted automobile OEMs to address these parameters in design stage by investing resources in NVH research and development for all components. Better NVH of Radiator Fan Module (RFM) is one of the parameters which contributes to cabin comfort. The basic objective of RFM is to meet engine heat rejection requirements with optimized heat transfer and air flow while maintaining NVH within acceptable levels. The rotating fan (generally driven by an electric motor), if not balanced properly, can be a major source of vibration in the RFM. The vibration generated thus, can be felt by customer through the vehicle body.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0207
Dayal Mirthinti, Dinesh Sahrawat, Rohit Dang
Abstract In automobile, NVH has been playing an important role in defining the overall quality of the vehicle. Continuous efforts are being put in globally by engineers to make the travel experience as comfortable as possible for both commercial and passenger segment vehicles. The front wiping system being a critical safety feature in an automobile is one of the sources of structural vibrations/noise due to numerous moving child parts. Therefore, the layout of the wiper motor in the vehicle is an important aspect of Vehicle NVH. These vibrations and noise levels become more pronounced if the wiper motor is mounted inside the passenger compartment, a layout that is commonly seen in commercial vehicles. This paper focuses on measures to improve the NVH while having the layout of the wiping system inside the passenger compartment of the vehicle.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0206
Muthukumar Arunachalam, Sankarasubramanian Thirukkotti, S Arunkumar, Abdul Haiyum
Abstract Modern day customer awareness on noise and comfort is extremely increasing, which demands OEM manufacturers to focus on NVH attributes and to meet environmental legislative requirements. Noise generation mechanism in Air Intake System (AIS) is one of the major sources for vehicle interior noise and it occurs mainly because of air column oscillation by sharp pressure pulsation from opening and closing of valves in engine cylinders. Air intake system designer has immense challenges to attenuate intake noise during design stage, in order to meet the vehicle interior noise requirements by using multiple resonators to tune the desired broad band frequencies and to choose the optimum number of resonators. The placement of resonator on both the clean duct and dirty sides is also a key challenge for better noise reduction from air intake system.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0217
Arvind Kumar Yadav, Mayur Birari, Vilas Bijwe, Dayanand Billade
Abstract Crank train torsional vibration is an important aspect for design and development of Powertrain for NVH refinement and durability. Crank train torsional vibration parameters like angular acceleration of flywheel or twist, depends upon various design parameters like geometry of crankshaft, mass of flywheel, stiffness of clutch, mass of pulley etc. It also depends upon engine operating conditions like engine speed, engine load, combustion peak pressure and combustion pressure variation etc. Most of these parameters are decided by engine power, torque, engine architecture and packaging constraints. Addition of torsional vibration damper (TVD), which works on the principle of tuned dynamic absorber, is commonly deployed design solution to control the torsional vibrations as well as stresses (to improve durability of crank train) induced in crank train assembly at specified modal frequency.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0215
Kodali Ajay Krishna, Sanjeev Patil
Abstract In today's competitive automobile marketplace with reduced vehicle development time and fewer prototypes/tests, CAE is playing very crucial role in vehicle development. Automobile environment demands ever improving levels of vehicle refinement. Performance and refinement are the key factors which can influence the market acceptance of vehicle. Driveline is one of the key systems whose refinement plays critical role in improved customer satisfaction. Because of the virtue of the driveline functionality, driveline induced noise and vibration are the most common issues in the AWD vehicle development programs. Refinement of the drive line needs complicated nonlinear full vehicle CAE MBD models for the evaluation of driveline induced noise and vibration responses at different operating conditions [1]. In this paper a simplified approach is adapted for solving the Noise & Vibration issue which has been identified at the prototype testing level of an AWD vehicle development.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0213
Michael Thivant, Pascal Bouvet
Abstract In the context of the upcoming reduction of Pass-By-Noise limits in the EU regulations, automotive manufacturers need to implement new concepts of shielding package. ECOBEX is a French funded research project aiming at reducing the powertrain noise contribution of the vehicle, whilst restricting additional mass and cost. Bringing together OEM, raw materials suppliers, shielding manufacturers, universities and specialized consultants in this research program enabled innovations in materials, design, tests and computational methods. This paper will focus on a new procedure for the optimization of the shielding package, based on a precise 3D localization and quantification of the acoustic sources of the powertrain and on their implementation in an Energy Boundary Element model, computing the acoustic propagation. Intensity maps emphasized the dominant acoustic paths and highlighted mitigation opportunities in terms of absorption and insulation.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0221
Swamy Mukkera, Aditya Pandey, Kodali Ajay Krishna, Sanjeev Patil, P L N Prasad
Abstract Wind noise is becoming important for automotive development due to significant reductions in road and engine noise. This aerodynamic noise is dominant at highway speeds and contributes towards higher frequency noise (>250Hz). In automotive industry accurate prediction and control of noise sources results in improved customer satisfaction. The aerodynamic noise prediction and vehicle component design optimization is generally executed through very expensive wind tunnel testing. Even with the recent advances in the computational power, predicting the flow induced noise sources is still a challenging and computationally expensive problem. A typical case of fluid-solid interaction at higher speeds results into broadband noise and it is inherently an unsteady phenomenon. To capture such a broad range of frequency, Detached Eddy Simulation (DES) has been proven to be the most practical and fairly accurate technique as sighted in literature.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0211
Shriram K. Kulkarni, B Venkatakiran, Omprakash Sahu, Vilas Bijwe, Manoj Joshi, Dhanaji Kalsule
Abstract Today’s competitive market demands for low cost passenger cars with lighter, smaller size, peppy response and fuel efficient engines and having world class NVH refinement levels. For such requirements, it is essential to optimize the product starting from the design conceptual stage, considering all performance aspects. Generally, three cylinder engines, due to less reciprocating masses, compared to four-cylinder engine, are said to be fuel efficient for the same capacity. Nevertheless, NVH problems caused by inherent imbalance forces and couples remain as drawback of the three-cylinder engine. However, through optimal design of the crank train, control of cylinder to cylinder pressure variation, stiffening of the engine structure, optimizing the integration with a vehicle through proper design of mounts, NVH refinement levels can be improved.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0220
Ashutosh Dubey, Palish Raja, Nitin Chopra, Ashok Patidar, Manu Kaushik
Abstract With the increase in the sensitivity of power steering system in the competitive environment, it becomes essential to provide a trouble free steering system to the customer. Usually major concerns faced in the performance of steering system are related to noise like vane pump whining noise and steering gearbox erratic rubbing noise. Even though selected steering pump and reservoir are quite compatible to the steering gearbox. With the series of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations and field tests, it is found that the cavitation phenomena in steering oil routing lines is responsible for the steering turning noise. In this paper, a developed systematic approach for problem detection to implementation of design solution is discussed.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0219
S Nataraja Moorthy, Manchi Rao, Prasath Raghavendran
Abstract Globally the customers are demanding more powerful yet silent vehicles to enhance their daily commuting and goods transportation needs. The current trend in the design is to enhance the engine power without major change in the physical configurations of the engine systems. Increasing the power and torque of the powertrain will have an undesirable and adverse effect on NVH levels. In this research work, a light weight rear wheel drive vehicle was investigated from torsional vibration perspective. The vehicle is powered by a two cylinder engine with turbo charger. The power and torque of the vehicle was increased approximately two times with the help of turbocharger which resulted in increasing the powertrain torsional vibration. This increased vibration was further amplified through inevitable driveline resonances which causes severe vibration at the passenger seat location and steering. Also, the noise levels are above the comfortable zone.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0218
Chaitanya Chilbule, S B Phadke, R N Kulkarni, M P Raajha
Abstract As an automobile brake manufacturer, brake noise always been a prime concern as it define the degree of customer satisfaction and warranty claim. Brake squeal is a concern in the automotive industry that has challenged many researchers and engineers for years. In case of disc brake, brake-squeal (1 to 16 kHz) occurrence is predominant than the any other types of brake-noise (i.e. moan, grown, judder etc.), since squeal is a friction induced, self-excited, and self-sustained phenomenon from a nonlinear dynamics viewpoint. Due to the complexities involve squeal mechanism is not well understood yet, hence makes it one of the unresolved brake Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) problem till this date. Since squeal is a high-pitched and tonal noise, therefore it is very annoying and getting more attention by occupants. Brake squeal can occur at any temperature and with or without the presence of humid condition and therefore highly unpredictable.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0254
Ganesh Krishna Babar
Abstract Canopy design is governed by CPCB regulations. The regulations explicitly tells about noise levels. It’s very important to have the proper ventilation of canopy to ensure the proper working at all climatic conditions. Mostly it is installed at commercial locations & hence the ownership cost matters. Reducing the footprint without affecting the power output is challenging. It implies the need of the CFD simulation to predict the cooling performance of the canopy. The baseline canopy is tested to estimate the performance parameters. It is modelled in CFD with all the minute details. All the parts including engine, alternator, fan, fuel tank are modelled. MRF(Moving Reference Frame) model used to simulate fan performance. The cooling systems like radiator & oil cooler is modelled as porous region. The total flow across canopy & the air velocity across critical regions is used to define the performance.
2017-01-10
Journal Article
2017-26-0205
Milind Ambardekar, Nayankumar Solanki
Abstract Before a physical proto-vehicle is assembled, various components or subsystems are ready by Tier-I or II suppliers. During final design judgement of the vehicle thru’ CAE or Mule-vehicle testing, performance target compliance need be assured for all these components to meet the Vehicle-level NVH targets. The work here studies some of the major components of a passenger car. Their individual NVH response can be critical to be cascaded for meeting the final targets for the vehicles running over roads. Conclusions of the study challenge some of traditional beliefs or generic targets. Often the component level response deviating from its own targets may not have an adverse influence on NVH of the vehicle facing multiple excitations from tyre/road, wind and power-train in a frequency band of interest.
2017-01-10
Journal Article
2017-26-0190
M L Munjal, Vikas Kumar
Abstract High insertion loss is desirable and can be achieved by using plug-muffler elements which consist of two cross-flow perforated sections. However, the plug-mufflers have an inherent disadvantage of high back-pressure which may affect the engine performance adversely. In this paper, a novel structural modifications has been introduced to the plug-muffler to obtain better acoustic performance as well as low back-pressure. Three configurations have been analyzed here including the classical plug-muffler configuration. Back-pressure has been calculated using the lumped flow-resistance network theory for all three configurations and compared. To evaluate the transmission loss, the 1-D (plane wave) analysis has been carried out using the Integrated Transfer Matrix (ITM) method and the results so obtained are validated against 3-D FEM using a commercial software.
2017-01-10
Journal Article
2017-26-0222
Vishal Vasantrao Chaudhari, V Radhika, R Vijay
Abstract First time right vehicle performance and time to market, remains all automotive OEMs top priority, to remain competitive. NVH performance of product communicates impression to customer, remains one of the most important and complex attribute to meet, considering performances to be met for 20 Hz -6000 Hz. Frontloading techniques (FEM/BEM/SEA/MBD) for NVH are critical and necessary to achieve first time right NVH performance. Objective of this paper is to present a frontloading approach for automotive sound package optimization (absorber, barrier and damper elements) for SUV vehicle. Current process of designing sound package is mainly based on experience, competitive benchmarking of predecessor products. This process (current process) heavily depend on testing and validation at physical prototype and happens at later stages of program, especially on tooled up body.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0209
Gaurav Jeevanrao Shinde, Ramkumar Rajamanickam, Nagesh Voderahobli Karanth, D W Pande
Abstract With growing demand of comfort of cars, number of small electric motors used for adjustment of different functional units is steadily increasing. Due to the various rotational components and the forces they accord, electric motors radiate significant amount of noise at high frequencies with tonal components that can be annoying. Motor noise comprises three sources namely: electromagnetic, aerodynamic and mechanical. This study considers mechanical and electromagnetic sources of Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) motor used in passenger cars. This paper describes an approach to assess noise and vibration parameters between field motors and fresh motors. Noise and vibration spectrums are analyzed in terms of frequency contents and dominancy of mechanical sources in sound power radiated by motor is discussed. FE modal analysis of motor is performed and correlated with impact hammer measurements to quantify structure borne energy contribution.
2017-01-10
Journal Article
2017-26-0233
Solairaj Perumal, Abhay Kumar, Arun Mahajan, Dinesh Redkar, Sureshkumar Balakrishnan
Abstract The tractor engine related mounting brackets are very critical due to different aspects of vehicle performance, durability and noise. These mounting bracket have been designed as a framework to support engine external parts like muffler, exhaust tail pipe, alternator etc. Vibration and fatigue has been continuously a concern which may lead to structural failure and performance issues. Various such failures are faced regularly by automotive industry and finite element based analysis are used to resolve them. The resolution is done by playing with the component thicknesses, material, by providing additional support etc. However, due to large degree of uncertainty associated with the loading, boundary conditions, manufacturing, environmental effects; still there is some probability of failure. This paper focuses on a field failure issue of an exhaust system of a tractor and subsequent concern resolution.
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0042
Bhaarath Rajagopal Jeyapaal, Vamsi Krishna, Kannan Marudachalam
Abstract Vibrations have become an increasingly important attribute for determining the quality of automotive products. Particularly, this becomes more acute in the case of tactile vibrations of powered two-wheelers - motorcycles and scooters. This paper deals with vibrations of a scooter vehicle. Scooters are normally a two-wheeler with a four stroke single cylinder spark ignited engine. Vibrations of a scooter are mainly caused by the inertial imbalance forces of the engine, combustion forces and road undulations. Vibrations due to road undulations are mostly reduced by toggle link mechanism, resilient mounts of the engine and the shock absorbing suspension of the frame. The power train assembly is designed in such a way that the inertial imbalance forces in the power train assembly are distributed at a required angle called the ellipse angle.
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0039
Andrea Fioravanti, Giovanni Vichi, Isacco Stiaccini, Giovanni Ferrara, Lorenzo Ferrari
Abstract In recent years, the motorcycle muffler design is moving to dissipative silencer architectures. Due to the increased of restrictions on noise emissions, both dissipative and coupled reactive-dissipative mufflers have substituted the most widely used reactive silencers. This led to higher noise efficiency of the muffler and size reduction. A dissipative muffler is composed by a perforated pipe that crosses a cavity volume filled by a fibrous porous material. The acoustic performance of this kind of muffler are strictly dependent on the porosity of the perforated pipe and the flow resistivity characteristic of the porous material. However, while the acoustic performance of a reactive muffler is almost independent from the presence of a mean flow for typical Mach numbers of exhaust gases, in a dissipative muffler the acoustic behaviour is strictly linked to the mass flow rate intensity.
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0044
Gaku Naoe
Abstract One of the issues involved in compression ignition combustion is the increase in combustion noise from engine mechanical systems caused by rapid combustion. When the fuel used is natural gas, with its high ignition temperature, the compression is increased relative to gasoline, so that combustion becomes even more rapid. The present research pursues the issue of noise by clarifying the distinctive features of combustion noise through tests focused on the two topics of stroke-bore ratio (S/B ratio) and ignition timing for engine structures deformation mode. From these results, we verified combustion noise trend and occurrence factor.
2016-11-08
Journal Article
2016-32-0043
Bernhard J. Graf, Christian Hubmann, Markus Resch, Mehdi Mehrgou
Abstract Beside hard facts as performance, emissions and fuel consumption especially the brand specific attributes such as styling and sound are very emotional, unique selling prepositions. To develop these emotional characters, within the given boundary conditions of the future pass-by regulation, it is necessary to define them at the very beginning of the project and to follow a consequent development process. The following paper shows examples of motorcycle NVH development work on noise cleaning and sound engineering using a hybrid development process combining front loading, simulation and testing. One of the discussed solutions is the investigation of a piston pin offset in combination with a crankshaft offset for the reduction of friction. The optimization of piston slap noise as a result of the piston secondary motion was performed by simulation. As another example a simulation based development was performed for the exhaust system layout.
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