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2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2081
Hossein Habibi, Graham Edwards, Liang Cheng, Haitao Zheng, Adam Marks, Vassilios Kappatos, Cem Selcuk, Tat-Hean Gan
Wind turbines mounted on cold climate sites are subject to icing which could significantly influence the performance of turbine blades for harvesting wind energy. To alleviate this problem, a number of techniques have been developed and tested. The currently used methods are surface coating, antifreeze chemicals, electrical resistance heating, hot air circulation, pulse electrothermal de-icing, manual chip-off, etc. Almost all thermal de-ice methods demand a high level of power to operate. Also, the high temperature induced to the blade by the thermal techniques may pose a risk for the integrity of composite blades. A relatively new strategy used for ice protection systems is ultrasonic guided waves (vibrations of very short length wave) on which a few research projects have been recently accomplished. This method is well known for non-destructive testing applications in which the waves typically propagate between 20 kHz and 100 kHz for long-range ultrasonic testing.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2203
Maaz Farooqui, Tamer Elnady, Ragnar Glav, Tony Karlsson
A novel Metallic porous absorbing material has been studied in this work. This material is capable of providing similar or better sound absorption compared to the conventional porous absorbers, but with a robust and less degradable properties. Several configurations of the material have been tested inside an expansion chamber with spatially periodic area changes. Bragg scattering was observed in some configurations with certain lattice constants. A new way of characterizing the porous absorber from a simple Transmission loss measurement has been proposed. This Transmission loss measurement can be used to extract the complex effective sound speed and density, fundamental porous material properties. The experimental results were compared with Two-port theory and Finite elements method and a close agreement was found.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2212
A. Elsawaf, H. Metered, T. Vampola, Z. Sika
This paper presents the particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm to search about the optimum feedback controller gains for the active mount suspension, for the first time, to reduce the transmitted vibrations to the suspended mass placed over a structure. A mathematical model and the equations of motion of the structure system with an active mount suspension are derived and simulated using Matlab/Simulink software. The proposed PSO algorithm aims to minimize the acceleration of the suspended mass as the objective function with constraint of the actuator force. System performance criteria are evaluated in both the time and frequency domains in order to count the effectiveness of the proposed controller. The simulation results reveal that the proposed feedback controller gains tuned by PSO algorithm offer a significant improvement of the vibration isolation compared with both the passive and active mount controlled using the linear quadratic regulator (LQR).
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2211
Michael J. Santora, Dillon Savage
In the present study by the University of Idaho Clean Snowmobile Challenge (UICSC) team, the necessity, history, and research of noise reduction strategies in two-stroke snowmobile exhaust is presented. Testing and design is discussed to show the decision making process of College Design Series (CDS) teams. The UICSC CDS team is comprised of mechanical, electrical, and computer engineers. The development from static to dynamic noise cancellation is explained as a proof of concept and to further demonstrate CDS design. The study presents math models that validate each noise reduction technique. The noise reduction includes both a mechanically active quarter-wave resonator (MAQR) and mechanically active Helmholtz resonator (MAHR). Viability is given for both design types. These are presented with supporting implementation data. Control for both resonator platforms is discussed. The relative effect of each technology is compared based off cost and packaging.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2216
Dong Chul Park, Eun Soo Jo, Seokgwan Hong, Michael Csakan
An important trend among vehicle NVH engineers is to produce the attractive engine sounds matching with a vehicle concept and engine performance. Recently customers have much more interests in their personal preferences and enjoying tuning their cars. The PESS(Personalized Engine Sound System) has been developed for making a unique and individual concept of a vehicle. The system helps customers make variety of engine sound in a single vehicle using active sound design technology. In this system, three different concept of engine sound has been defined-Dynamic, Sporty, and Extreme. Each of the engine sounds can be adjusted with a parameter that determines the timbre such as main orders, half orders, and high orders. In addition, the extent to the drivers stepping on the accelerator pedal has been used as a parameter to differ the sound response. An AVN application has been implemented that allows users to easily design those functions.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2215
Thomas L. Lago
How to decrease noise and vibration exposure has been of interest for many years. Empirical data have verified that too high dose values can create multiple problems to a human body - often severe. Some years back, the European Machinery Directive has increased the responsibility for manufacturers and employers to make sure limits are complying with legislation. Classical technology often consists of passive solutions aiming at trying to cut back on noise and vibration levels. For low frequency, these methods are often lacking the needed performance especially if weight should be considered at the same time. A smart combination of passive and active techniques can make a real difference. Today, with possibilities for low cost and embedded electronics and the rapid development of new actuators, a vast range of applications are possible for this combined combat approach, with a financial advantage as well.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2213
John Van Baren
The accumulated damage that a product experiences in the field due to the variety of vibration stresses placed upon it will eventually cause failures in the product. The failure modes resulting from these dynamic stresses can be replicated in the laboratory and correlated to end use environment to validate target reliability requirements. This presentation will discuss which random profile is needed to simulate end use environment, how to combine multiple vibration environments into one, and how to use FDS to accelerate the test.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2219
Al Ganeshkumar, Shinichi Fukuhara
Active Noise Cancellation technology is widely used in automobiles to reduce engine harmonic noise. ANC systems require one or more microphones mounted in the cabin to monitor the harmonic noise level and provide feedback to the DSP algorithm. The ideal locations for the microphones are as close as possible to the passenger seating locations and away from any wind turbulence that can hit the diaphragm of the microphone. Excessive wind turbulence on the diaphragm can cause the ANC adaptive filter weights to be perturbed enough and cause audible ‘pumping’ type artifacts. For several practical reason it’s not always possible to control the location of the microphones and hence a DSP software and/or mechanical solution often needs to incorporated in the system. This paper will primarily address the DSP software solutions to detect wind turbulence noise in ANC microphones so appropriate counter-measures can be applied to eliminate the unwanted artifacts.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2218
Shuguang Zuo, Jun Zhang, xudong wu, jiajie HU, Guo Long
Title: Study on Active Noise Control of Blower in Fuel Cell Vehicle under Transient Conditions Authors: Zuo Shuguang, Zhang Jun, Wu Xudong, Hu Jiajie, Long Guo Abstract: Blower is one of the main noise sources of fuel cell vehicle. In this paper, a narrowband active noise control (ANC) model is established based on adaptive notch filter (ANF) to control the medium-high frequency noise produced by the blower. In actual application, the frequency of reference signal differs from the frequency of the noise signal inevitably. This difference is referred to as frequency mismatch (FM) which greatly degenerates the performance of the narrowband ANC algorithm. Under transient conditions, in order to reduce the FM of ANC for blower, a new Frequency Mismatch Filtered-Error Least Mean Square algorithm (FM-FELMS) is proposed to attenuate blower noise.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2217
Guohua Sun, Tao Feng, JI XU, Mingfeng Li, Teik Lim
Current powertrain active noise control (ANC) system is not sufficient enough to track the fast engine speed variations, and yield consistent convergence speeds for individual engine order such that a balanced noise reduction performance can be achieved over a broad frequency range. This is because most of these ANC systems are configured with the standard filtered-x least mean squares (FxLMS) algorithm, which has an inherent limitation in the frequency-dependent convergence behavior due to the existing of secondary path model (electro-acoustic path from the input of control loudspeaker to the output of monitoring error microphone) in the reference signal path. In this paper, an overview is given first to compare several recently modified FxLMS algorithms to improve the convergence speed for harmonic responses such as eigenvalue equalization FxLMS (EE-FXLMS) and normalized reference LMS (NX-LMS) algorithms.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2225
Peng Yu, Tong Zhang, Jing Li, Shiyang Chen, Rong Guo
Faced on transient vibration of EV, considering the characteristics of the electric drive system, active and passive integrated transient vibration control method of power train mounting system was proposed. First, models of power train system and mounting system were established, modal characteristics were grasped by simulation and experiment; a feed-forward controller was constructed from the active control perspective, mounting system transient vibration and power train torsion vibration were reduced; based on this, further optimization of mounting system was conducted from a passive control perspective. Results show that the active and passive integrated control method can effectively reduce the dynamic reaction force of mounting points, improve the vibration conditions of power train and body as well.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2221
Longchen Li, Wei Huang, Keda Zhu, Xiujie Tian, Richard E. Wentzel, Melvyn J. Care
The parameters such as step size and filter length have a great influence on active noise control. Simulation often achieves a good result. However, it is difficult to get a good noise reducing effect in the experimental process. This paper introduced the theory of feed-forward active noise control system with FXLMS algorithm. A simulation by using LabVIEW was designed to analyze the factors which influenced convergence and stability. Then experiments in duct system had been done and analyzed. The experimental results verified the correctness of the simulation and indicated that good primary and secondary paths could reduce the difficulty of adjusting parameters and achieve fast convergent speed and good stability. At last a simple application had been done and achieved a good result.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2222
Nikos Zafeiropoulos, Marco Ballatore PhD, Andy Moorhouse PhD, Andy Mackay
Road noise forces can excite different structural resonances of the vehicle hence a high number of sensors required for observing and separating all the vibrations that are coherent with the cabin noise. Current reference sensor selection methods for feedforward road noise control result to high number of sensors. Therefore there is a necessity for reducing the number of sensors without degrading the performance of an ANC system. In the past coherence function analysis has been found to be useful for optimising the sensor location. Thus, in this case coherence function mapping was performed between an array of vibration sensors and a microphone in order to identify the locations on the structure with highly correlated with road bands in the compartment. A vehicle with an advanced suspension system was used for applying the method and defining some locations as reference signals for feedforward active road noise control.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2223
Rolf Schirmacher
Active Noise Control (ANC) and Active Sound Design (ASD) have long been seen as emerging technologies. During recent years, however, they became quite mainstream for new vehicle and infotainment platforms within a broad range of OEMs. This paper presents the current state-of-the-art of production ANC and ASD systems, including the lessons learned during the last years of bringing the technology from the lab into vehicles. Based on this current status, critical elements for an even broader application of the technologies are identified and developments to overcome them are discussed. In addition, as the integration of these technologies with other in-vehicle systems is crucial for a commercially viable application, trends of future IVI systems are discussed and integration scenarios for next generation IVI systems are shown.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2234
Giancarlo Chiatti, Ornella Chiavola, Silvia Conforto, Manfredi Amalfi
Besides pollutant emissions, fuel consumption and performance, vehicle NVH constitutes a further object during engine development and optimization. In recent years, research activity for diesel engine noise reduction has been devoted to investigate aerodynamic noise due to intake and exhaust systems and surface radiated noise. Most of the attention has been devoted to the identification and analysis of noise sources in order to evaluate the individual contribution (injection, combustion, piston slap, turbocharger, oil pump, valves) to the overall noise with the aim of selecting appropriate control strategies. Several studies have been devoted to analyze combustion process that has a direct influence on engine noise emission; the influence of injection strategies on the combustion noise has been evaluated and approaches able to separate engine combustion and mechanical noise have been presented.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2236
Parimal Tathavadekar, Ricardo O. de Alba Alvarez, Michael Sanderson, Rabah Hadjit
Finite element analysis (FEA) is commonly used in the automotive industry to predict low frequency NVH behavior (<150 Hz) of structures. Also, statistical energy analysis (SEA) framework is used to predict high frequency (>400 Hz) noise transmission from the source space to the receiver space. A comprehensive approach addressing the entire spectrum (>20 Hz) by taking into account structure-borne and air-borne paths is not commonplace. In the works leading up to this paper a hybrid methodology was employed to predict structure-borne and air-borne transfer functions up to 1000 Hz by combining FEA and SEA. The dash panel was represented by FE structural subsystems and the noise control treatments (NCTs) and the pass-throughs were characterized via testing to limit uncertainty in modeling. The rest of the structure and the fluid spaces were characterized as SEA subsystems.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2230
Chatter vibrations are causing large monetary losses daily in industry. New materials have increased the challenges with harmful vibration levels. Since the vibrations, when observed as a final result, are chaotic and the vibration process nonlinear, it is a challenging task to deal with it. It is also a common “understanding” in the cutting industry that chatter is RPM (the rotational speed) dependent, since the behavior changes with RPM. Many attempts have been done over many years to mitigate and understand the vibrations. In our vast research on these topics, we have found that it is rewarding to classify the vibrations into categories, enabling a better understanding of its underlying physics and “source of vibrations,” and thus also the formulation of a possible remedy. An analysis approach has been developed where vibrations are analyzed and categorized and a GO/NOGO indicator is telling if the machine has the “right type of vibrations.”
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2242
Ling Zheng, Zhanpeng Fang
The design optimization of interior noise in vehicle is addressed to reduce interior noise and improve customer satisfaction in this paper. The structural-acoustic model is established and the response of sound pressure in frequency domain is predicted by using finite element method. The minimization of sound pressure inside cabins depends on body structure and the thickness for each panel. The panel participation analysis is carried out to find out the key panels as design variables and improve the efficiency of optimization computation. Response Surface Method (RSM) is proposed and utilized to optimize the vibro-acoustic properties of body structure instead of complex structural-acoustic coupling finite element model. The accuracy of the proposed RSM is evaluated and discussed. Structural-acoustic problem is approximated by a series of quadratic polynomial using RSM. Geometric optimization problem of panels is described and solved to minimize the interior noise in vehicle.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2244
Ulhas Dilipraj Mohite, Niket Bhatia, Prashant Bhavsar
Noise radiated from motorcycle engine is gaining significance not only to meet regulations but also to fulfil customer demands of quiet products. In IC engines, combustion pressure is one of the major excitations which is transmitted through powertrain to the casings and radiate noise. Early identification and correction of the casing critical areas contributing to noise will lead to substantial cost and development time reduction. In this paper the approach to predict engine noise under combustion forces is presented. This Methodology is divided into three stages: 1. Multi body dynamic (MBD) Simulation to determine excitation forces 2. Vibration analysis of engine under combustion load 3. Acoustic analysis of engine to predict Sound Pressure Level (SPL). Important parts of motorcycle engine with single cylinder are considered as flexible bodies for MBD simulation.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2238
Marina Roche
Emissions and fuel consumption reduction for the year 2020 have lead to development of complex powertrain solutions, namely powersplit, electric and hybrid. The development of new concepts presents challenges for the integration in the vehicle, involving NVH among others. Electric energy flow to AC motors is controlled indeed by inverters that transform the energy from DC to AC working at frequencies around 10 kHz. Furthermore, the control of the energy flow can abruptly switch the operating strategy, inducing phenomena that are not present in combustion vehicles. Continuous wavelet transform is a relatively recent mathematical tool which allows signal decomposition into both time and frequency by convolution. On the contrary to windowed Fourier transform, it presents a minimized time support suited to the duration of the phenomena at each frequency. This characteristic makes it well-suited to for identifying transient information in non-stationary signals.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2240
Gong Cheng, David W. Herrin
The theory of patch (or panel) contribution analysis is first reviewed and then applied to a motorcycle engine on a test stand. The approach is used to predict the sound pressure in the far field and the contribution from different engine components to the sound pressure at a point. First, the engine is divided into a number of patches. The transfer function between the sound pressure in the field and the volume velocity of a patch is determined by taking advantage of vibro-acoustic reciprocity. An inexpensive monopole source is placed at the receiver point and the sound pressure is measured at the center of each patch. With the engine idling, a P-U probe was used to measure particle velocity and sound intensity simultaneously on each patch. The contribution from each patch to the target point is the multiplication of the transfer function and the volume velocity, which can be calculated from particle velocity or sound intensity. There were two target points considered.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2237
Nickolas Vlahopoulos, Sergey Medyanik
Structural-Acoustic Joints for Incompatible Models in the Energy Finite Element Analysis Sergey Medyanik, Michigan Engineering Services, LLC Nickolas Vlahopoulos, University of Michigan In the EFEA method, the governing differential equations are formulated for an energy variable that has been spatially averaged over a wavelength and time averaged over a period. Differential equations are derived for all wave bearing domains within a system. Each differential equation represents a power balance over a control volume. The corresponding fundamental solutions vary exponentially with space, thus requiring only a small number of elements to capture numerically the smooth spatial variation. Joint matrices are required between the finite elements at locations where discontinuities in the primary EFEA variables exist.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2239
Nicholas N. Kim, Seungkyu Lee, J Stuart Bolton, Jon Alexander, Taewook Yoo, Sean Hollands
Because of the increasing concern with vehicle weight, there is an interest in lightweight materials that can serve several functions at once. Here we consider the vibration damping performance provided by an “acoustical” material (i.e., a fibrous layer that would normally be used for airborne noise control). First, earlier work related to the damping potential of fibrous, noise control materials is reviewed, and the primary damping mechanism is identified. It has been previously established that the vibration of panel structures creates a non-propagating nearfield in the region close to the panel. In that region, there is an oscillatory, incompressible fluid flow parallel to the panel whose strength decays exponentially with distance from the panel. When a fibrous medium is placed close to the panel in the region where the oscillatory nearfield motion is significant, energy is dissipated by the viscous interaction of the flow and the fibers, and hence the panel vibration is damped.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2251
ALEX VARGHESE, SATISH PALLED
Background: NVH in Automobile has been very demanding over the years and is considered to be one of the Key focus areas for Customer Satisfaction identified by the Automobile companies. Also the end customer or Automobile users are becoming more conscious about the NVH performance. In today’s world the NVH Department of Automobile companies are mainly focusing on the three Governing factors, a) Performance b) Weight and c) Cost. Also lot of work is been done on finding new ways of testing and evaluating noise levels and predicting the noise path for effective noise treatments. The need of Noise treatment materials along the Noise path becomes very crucial for Noise treatment. Lot of work has been done towards optimizing noise treatment materials and its effective placement to suit performance, weight and cost. The treatment of these noise sources becomes an Engineering art as it involves these combinations of noise sources.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2259
Jan Zuleeg
Tribological contacts with plastic or polymers tend to show stick-slip and have the ability to generate noise. With the help of lubricants like bonded coatings, greases and fluids the tribological properties can be well-directed and affected. In this paper it is shown, how well known theories about polymer friction from the literature can be used for the friction of lubricants and how these findings can help in the development of new lubricants. With an adequate stick-slip test rig (Ziegler Stick-Slip test rig) it is demonstrated, how the theories can be confirmed. The introduced test methods are used in the development for lubricants for automotive applications e.g. in the interior of the car including invisible lubricants developed for Class "A" surfaces.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2257
Ki-Chang Kim, Sang-Woo Lee, Seok-Gil Hong, Jay Kim, Gil-Jun Lee, Jae Min Choi, Yong-Jin Kim
Recently, in automobile industry, squeak and rattle (S&R) in body structure and trim parts has become a very significant issue in Initial Quality Study (IQS). In this study, a new CAE process developed by the authors to reduce S&R noises in the door system is reported. Friction-induced vibration and noise generation mechanism of a door system are studied numerically. The effect of degradation of plastics used in door trims is studied by using a model obtained from experiments. Effects of changes of material properties such as Young's modulus and loss factor, due to the material degradation as well as statistical variations are predicted using, several cases of door systems. As a new concept, the rattle and squeak index is proposed, which can be used to guide design of the body structure and trim parts. The predicted of S&R in the door system, from the proposed CAE process were compared to those obtained from the experiment.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2258
Gil-Jun Lee, Kichang Kim, Jay Kim
Squeak and rattle (S&R) noises are undesirable noises caused by friction-induced vibration or impact between surfaces. While several computer programs were developed to automatically detect and rate S&R events over the years, these programs could distinguish squeak and rattle noises from each other. Because the causes of squeak noises and rattle noises are different, distinguishing two types of noises will be very useful for automotive engineers in choosing an appropriate solution to reduce S&R noises. Authors developed a new algorithm to differentiate squeak noises and rattle noises utilizing a combination of sound quality metrics. Specifically, sharpness, roughness and fluctuation strength of the noises were employed in the algorithm. A three-dimensional space defined by the maximum values of sharpness, roughness, and fluctuation strength of the noise are used to differentiate two different types of noises. The developed algorithm was applied to 86 recorded squeak or rattle noises.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2270
Oliver Unruh, Christopher Blech, Hans Peter Monner
Global attenuation of structural velocities is one of the most effective approaches in order to reduce noise emitted by shell structures such as a car roof or aircraft fuselage panels. This global reduction can be achieved by the application of passive damping treatments like constraint layer damping on large fractions of the vibrating surface. The main disadvantage of this approach is the fact that it leads to increasing total cost and weight of the structure. To overcome this problem, acoustic black holes can be used to focus the energy of structure borne sound on some critical locations of the structure in order to dissipate it by a very limited application of damping treatments. Acoustic black holes are funnel shaped thickness reductions that attract sound radiating bending waves and allow a global vibration reduction by an acceptable use of additional damping.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2283
Andrew Smith
iOS devices, including iPhones and iPads, are being used increasingly for professional and scientific applications. Using an iOS device for noise & vibration measurements is an application with many advantages, given its small size, availability, cost, and ease of operation. We have created a system for measuring noise level, logging noise over time, doing FFT frequency analysis of sound, and measuring speech intelligibility using iPhones and iPads as the host device. This provides a portable, cost-effective, and easy to deploy test and measurement system. The main area of concern for the performance of the system is the transducer, which in the case of the microphone was designed for the speech applications, rather than wide-band acoustical analysis, and for the gyroscope, for recognizing gross movement.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2277
Vishal Vaidya, Pravin Hujare
Recently quietness has become an important quality parameter for automotive vehicles and as a result various improvements have been brought to reduce noise at system and vehicle level. Due to stringent noise emission norms on automotive vehicles and increasing desire of quieter in-cab performance by users, reduction of air intake noise tends to be an area of explanation. Air intake noise, which was relatively considered as a minor source of noise in the past, is now gaining importance. This paper emphasizes the sound pressure level reduction through the increase in transmission loss at an air intake system. The intake noise of an automobile induced by firing of an engine accompanies acoustic resonance of ducts of an intake system. Conventionally, the adoption of an integrated type resonator was one of possible ways to eliminate the booming noise due to acoustic resonances of air ducts.
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