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2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2242
Ling Zheng, Zhanpeng Fang
Abstract The design optimization of vehicle body structure 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 obtained by using finite element method. The minimization of sound pressure near the driver's right ear depends on the geometry of vehicle body structure and the layout of damping treatments. The panel participation analysis is performed to find out the key panels as design variables and improve the efficiency of optimization computation. Response Surface Method (RSM) is utilized to optimize the vibro-acoustic properties of vehicle body structure instead of complex structural-acoustic coupling finite element model. Geometric optimization problem of panels is described and solved to minimize the interior noise in vehicle.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2201
Paul B. Murray, Jason T. Kunio, Leif Christensen, Flemming S. Larsen
Abstract Acoustic material testing is becoming increasingly relevant to engineers, designers and manufacturers from a broad range of industries. This paper presents comparisons between material absorption measurements made using the traditional approaches of the reverberation room method and the fixed impedance tube using a sample holder, with those obtained using a lightweight portable flanged impedance tube method. The portable tube allows fast non-destructive in-situ material measurements. It may therefore be used to measure the impact of the installed lay-up (e.g. effects of facing sheets, curvature, material compression, bagging, etc.). Results are presented for both non-locally reacting and locally reacting materials. The flanged tube results are compared directly with in-tube data. They are also corrected for random incidence to allow comparison with the diffuse field reverberation room data.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2239
Nicholas N. Kim, Seungkyu Lee, J Stuart Bolton, Sean Hollands, Taewook Yoo
Abstract 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). 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 is significant, energy is dissipated by the viscous interaction of the flow and the fibers, and hence the panel vibration is damped. The degree of panel damping is then proportional to the energy removed from the nearfield by the viscous interaction with the fibrous medium.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2205
John G. Cherng, Simeng Xing, Weiwei Wu, Jan Ladewig, Rolf Balte, Maurice Venegas
Abstract A comprehensive and systematic investigation of the acoustical performance of carbon-nanotube-enhanced polyurethane (PU) foams was performed. The complete foam making process was carried out carefully in order to create stable foams to be integrated with many carbon nanotube materials. A total of eight design parameters were evaluated. Both normal incidence sound transmission loss (STL) and absorption coefficient were measured by use of an impedance tube. It was found that there is an optimum value for most of the design parameters. In general, nanotube-enhanced PU foam definitely demonstrated improvements in both absorption coefficients and sound transmission loss. The improvement of absorption could reach up to 14% and the improvement in STL was quite substantial, i.e. up to 97.5%. This significant improvement in STL with a better absorption coefficient could represent a potential breakthrough in acoustical PU foam manufacturing.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2245
Mohammad Moetakef, Abdelkrim Zouani
Abstract A CAE method has been developed to address engine tonal noise and whine due to the excitation from a gerotor oil pump. The method involves a multidisciplinary approach including CFD, frequency-response structural analysis and acoustic analysis. The results from the application of the method applied to a couple of pumps with different designs are discussed. Engine tonal noise improvement through reduction in the excitation source from the pump and also stiffening the excitation path from the pump to the engine are studied. The effect of component modal alignment with oil pump orders is addressed as well.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2262
Tom Knechten, Marius-Cristian Morariu, PJG van der Linden
Abstract Structural and vibro-acoustic transfer functions still form an essential part of NVH data in vehicle development programs. Excitation in the three DOFs at all body interface connection locations to target responses gives information on local dynamics stiffness and the body sensitivity for that specific path in an efficient manner. However, vehicles become more compact for fuel efficiency, production costs and to meet the market demand for urban vehicles. Alternative driveline concepts increase the electronic content and new mount locations. To achieve the optimum on road noise NVH, handling performance while conserving interior space and trunk volume requires a complex suspension layout. On top of that, customers put weight on safety and comfort systems which result to a higher packaging density. These trends imply ever limiting accessibility of the interface connections on the body structure.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2267
Youngha Kim, Choonhyu Kim, Jaewoong Lee, Sunggi Kim
Abstract This paper describes a structure-borne noise reduction process that was developed using a combination of experimental and analytical methods. First, the major noise paths were identified using experimental Transfer Path Analysis (TPA). Next, FEA-Experimental modeling and forced response simulation were conducted using the Hybrid FEA-Experimental FRF method. The Hybrid FEA-Experimental FRF-Based Substructuring (FBS) model was used along with Operational Deflection Shape (ODS) and Modal Analysis. The Hybrid FEA-Experimental model consisted of an experimental FRF representation of the body and a finite element model of a sub-frame. The finite element of the sub-frame was created by using Altair HyperMesh from CATIA images and the dynamic analysis was carried out by using MSC Nastran. The natural frequency and frequency response function of the finite element sub-frame model were compared with that of a real sub-frame to determine the validity of applying the Hybrid FBS method.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2200
Guojian Zhou, Xiujie Tian, Keda Zhu, Wei Huang, Richard E. Wentzel, Melvyn J. Care
Abstract Acoustic performance of auto interiors is definitely important to control the NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) performance inside a vehicle, and it is determined by the material parameters, such as density (ρ), thickness (d), open porosity (OP), airflow resistivity (σ), tortuosity (T), viscous characteristic length (VCL), thermal characteristic length (TCL), young's modulus, poisson's ratio, and damping coefficient. Firstly, by making different felt samples (of different surface density and thickness), the sound absorption performance and related parameters were obtained. Then the correlation between the parameters and the sound absorption coefficient (SAC) was summarized. Through this method, database of acoustic parameters and the corresponding SAC for porous materials can be established and sound package design and adjustment can be easily conducted based on the database.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2332
Jan Deleener, Akira Sekitou, Masanori Ohta
Abstract Shift quality of a gearbox is one of the most important items contributing to the overall subjective impression of driving comfort for a vehicle with a manual transmission. Often the transmission is the only point of attention for shift quality issues with a focus on the synchronizer being the main area of optimization. This is however not always sufficient. What the driver feels at the gear lever is a result of the interaction between the gear lever, the selector system, the transmission internals and the driveline. For most of these subsystems, well established models are available which can be used in early development to get a first idea of the shift quality. However, accurately representing the physical feel of the transmission cable, connecting the gearbox and the shifter, remains a challenge.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2283
Andrew Smith
Abstract iOS devices, including iPhones and iPads, are being used increasingly for professional and scientific applications. Using an iOS device for noise and vibration measurements is an application with many advantages, given its small size, availability, cost, and ease of operation. A system for measuring noise level, logging noise over time, doing FFT frequency analysis of sound, and measuring speech intelligibility has been created. This platform has been developed to use either an iPhone or iPad as a host device. This provides a portable, cost-effective and easy to deploy test and measurement system. The main area of system performance concern is the transducer. The typical transducer in an iOS device is designed with speech analysis in mind, rather than wide-band acoustical analysis. Additionally, the iOS device gyroscope has been optimized to recognize gross movement, rather than detailed fine movement. The strategy for addressing these set of issues has been two-fold.
2015-06-15
Journal Article
2015-01-2178
Mohamed El Morsy, Gabriela Achtenova
Abstract When localized fault occurs in a bearing, the periodic impulsive feature of the vibration signal appears in time domain and the corresponding Bearing Characteristic Frequencies (BCFs) emerge in frequency domain. The common technique of Fast Fourier Transforms (FFT) and Envelope Detection (ED) are always used to identify faults occurring at the BCFs. In the early stage of bearing failures, the BCFs contain very little energy and are often overwhelmed by noise and higher-level macro-structural vibrations. In order to extract the weak fault information submerged in strong background noise of the gearbox vibration signal, an effective signal processing method would be necessary to remove such corrupting noise and interference. Optimal Morlet Wavelet Filter and Envelope Detection (ED) are applied in this paper.
2015-06-15
Journal Article
2015-01-2179
Laihang Li, Rajendra Singh
Abstract The transient vibration phenomenon in a vehicle powertrain system during the start-up (or shut-down) process is studied with focus on the development and experimental validation of the nonlinear powertrain models. First, a new nonlinear four-degree-of-freedom torsional powertrain model for this transient event, under instantaneous flywheel motion input, is developed and then validated with a vehicle start-up experiment. Second, the interactions between the clutch damper and the transmission transients are established via transient metrics. Third, a single-degree-of-freedom nonlinear model, focusing on the multi-staged clutch damper, is developed and its utility is then verified.
2015-06-15
Journal Article
2015-01-2173
Srikumar C Gopalakrishnan, Teik Lim
Abstract Modeling of elastohydrodynamic lubrication phenomena for the spiral bevel gears is performed in the present study. The damping and the friction coefficient generated from the lubricated contact area will have profound effects on the dynamics of spiral bevel gears. Thus the damping value generated from this friction model will be time varying. This makes the use of constant and empirical damping value in the dynamics of spiral bevel gears questionable. The input geometric and kinematic data required for the elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL) simulations are obtained using Tooth Contact Analysis. A full numerical elastohydrodynamic lubrication simulations are carried out using asymmetric integrated control volume (AICV) algorithm to compute the contact pressures. The fast Fourier transform is used to calculate the elastic deformations on the gear surfaces due to contact load.
2015-06-15
Journal Article
2015-01-2188
Zhaohui Sun, Glen Steyer, Chih Hung Chung, Gregory Kopp
Abstract This paper discusses approaches to properly design aluminum axles for optimized NVH characteristics. By effectively using well established and validated FEA and other CAE tools, key factors that are particularly associated with aluminum axles are analyzed and discussed. These key factors include carrier geometry optimization, bearing optimization, gear design and development, and driveline system dynamics design and integration. Examples are provided to illustrate the level of contribution from each main factor as well as their design space and limitations. Results show that an aluminum axle can be properly engineered to achieve robust NVH performances in terms of operating temperature and axle loads.
2015-06-15
Journal Article
2015-01-2180
Almahdi Saleh, Michael Krak, Jason Dreyer, Rajendra Singh
Abstract This study examines clutch-damper subsystem dynamics under transient excitation and validates predictions using a new laboratory experiment (which is the subject of a companion paper). The proposed models include multi-staged stiffness and hysteresis elements as well as spline nonlinearities. Several example cases such as two high (or low) hysteresis clutches in series with a pre-damper are considered. First, detailed multi-degree of freedom nonlinear models are constructed, and their time domain predictions are validated by analogous measurements. Second, key damping sources that affect transient events are identified and appropriate models or parameters are selected or justified. Finally, torque impulses are evaluated using metrics, and their effects on driveline dynamics are quantified. Dynamic interactions between clutch-damper and spline backlash nonlinearities are briefly discussed.
2015-06-15
Journal Article
2015-01-2182
Yawen Wang, Junyi Yang, Xuan Li, Guohua Sun, Teik Lim
Abstract Due to the design of lightweight, high speed driveline system, the coupled bending and torsional vibration and rotordynamics must be considered to predict vibratory responses more realistically. In the current analysis, a lumped parameter model of the propeller shaft is developed with Timoshenko beam elements, which includes the effect of rotary inertia and shear deformation. The propeller shaft model is then coupled with a hypoid gear pair representation using the component mode synthesis approach. In the proposed formulation, the gyroscopic effect of both the gear and propeller shaft is considered. The simulation results show that the interaction between gear gyroscopic effect and propeller shaft bending flexibility has considerable influence on the gear dynamic mesh responses around bending resonances, whereas the torsional modes still dominate in the overall frequency spectrum.
2015-06-15
Journal Article
2015-01-2215
Thomas L. Lago
Abstract How to decrease noise and vibration exposure has been of interest for many years. Empirical data have indicated 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
Journal Article
2015-01-2199
Rui Cao, J Stuart Bolton
Abstract Experimental measurements of tire tread band vibration have provided direct evidence that higher order structural-acoustic modes exist in tires, not just the well-known fundamental acoustical mode. These modes display both circumferential and radial pressure variations within the tire's air cavity. The theory governing these modes has thus been investigated. A brief recapitulation of the previously-presented coupled structural-acoustical model based on a tensioned string approach will be given, and then an improved tire-acoustical model with a ring-like shape will be introduced. In the latter model, the effects of flexural and circumferential stiffness are considered. This improved model accounts for propagating in-plane vibration in addition to the essentially structure-borne flexural wave and the essentially airborne longitudinal wave accounted for in the previous model. The longitudinal structure-borne wave “cuts on” at the tire's circumferential ring frequency.
2015-06-15
Journal Article
2015-01-2193
Masami Matsubara, Daiki Tajiri, Makoto Horiuchi, Shozo Kawamura
Abstract One of the elements of tire stiffness is sidewall stiffness. This stiffness, which influences tire vibration characteristics, is also an important design parameter for carrying the vehicle body. Tire is one of pressure vessels and inflation pressure is dominant in sidewall stiffness. Thus, tire sidewall stiffness is decided from the tension of inflation pressure and the structural dynamic, including the properties of the rubber material. To reveal the dynamic characteristics of tire sidewall stiffness, this study describes differences in stiffness due to inflation pressure. It can be expected that variation of inflation pressure is monitored from the axle vibration response during vehicle traveling in the future. That is because the relationship of the vibration characteristics and the inflation pressure of tire are derived by sidewall stiffness. First, we derive a formula for sidewall stiffness based on the structural dynamics of Akasaka's theory.
2015-06-15
Journal Article
2015-01-2220
Ji Xu, Guohua Sun, Tao Feng, Mingfeng Li, Teik Lim
Abstract This paper describes an active sound tuning (AST) system for vehicle powertrain response. Instead of simply aiming to attenuate cabin interior noise, AST system is capable of reshaping the powertrain response based on predetermined vehicle sound quality criteria. However, conventional AST systems cannot yield a balanced result over the broad frequency range when applied to powertrain noise. It is due to the fact that existing systems are typically configured with the filtered-x least mean square (FXLMS) algorithm or its modified versions, which has inherent frequency dependent convergence behavior due to large dynamic range of secondary path (the electro-acoustic path from the control speaker to the error microphone). Therefore, fast convergence can only be reached at the resonant frequencies.
2015-06-15
Journal Article
2015-01-2217
Guohua Sun, Tao Feng, JI Xu, Mingfeng Li, Teik Lim
Abstract Current powertrain active noise control (ANC) systems are 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 existence 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
Journal Article
2015-01-2218
Shuguang Zuo, Jun Zhang, Xudong Wu, Jiajie Hu, Guo Long
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 high-frequency noise produced by the blower. Under transient conditions, in order to reduce the frequency mismatch (FM) of ANC for blower, a new Frequency Mismatch Filtered-Error Least Mean Square algorithm (FM-FELMS) is proposed to attenuate blower noise under transient conditions. According to the theoretical analysis and simulation, the proposed algorithm has an excellent noise reduction performance at relatively high blower speed. While for the low speed working condition, the Normalized Least Mean Square (NLMS) algorithm is applied to attenuate noise. The two algorithms could be jointly utilized to control the blower noise actively.
2015-06-15
Journal Article
2015-01-2216
Dong Chul Park, Eun Soo Jo, Seokgwan Hong, Michael Csakan
Abstract An important trend among vehicle NVH engineers is the production of attractive engine acceleration sound quality for the enhancement of a vehicle's image and performance. In addition, customers have increasing interest and enjoyment in customizing their cars to reflect their personal taste and preferences. The PESS (Personalized Engine Sound System) has been developed for making a unique and individually customizable vehicle concept. The system allows the customers an opportunity to create a variety of engine sounds in a single vehicle using active sound design technology. In this system, three different engine sound concepts are pre-defined, Dynamic, Sporty, and Extreme. Each of the engine sounds can then be adjusted with parameters that determine the timbre, such as main order, rumble, and high order. In addition, the pedal position during acceleration has also been used as a parameter to further personalize the experience.
2015-06-15
Journal Article
2015-01-2252
Haixin Dai, Weikang Jiang, Yuanyi Huang
Abstract Engine mounts play important roles in interior noise of automobiles. Decoupling optimal design of mounts has been researched for long, but reducing vibration power into body transmitted from engine can be a more intuitive way to improve NVH performance. Some approaches for minimizing transfer power through engine mounts based on finite element model were reported, whose disadvantages are lack of data and inaccuracy at high frequency in some cases. To get an analytic formula of transmitted power, a model considering coupled vibration between the body and the engine is presented here. An admittance function matrix is used to describe the dynamic relationship between the mounting points on the body side. Based on this admittance matrix measured on the full vehicle, and excitation forces identified with acceleration data measured on all mounts, the vibration equation of the coupled model can be established by using Lagrange's methodology.
2015-06-15
Journal Article
2015-01-2224
Yong Xu
Abstract An adaptive feed-forward active control system for improving the sound quality of vehicle engine noise is presented in this paper. Based on the narrow-band and periodic properties of engine noise, an artificial waveform, which was synthesized with sinusoidal components at the fundamental frequency of the engine noise and its harmonics, was adopted as the reference signal. Then these primary noise components were canceled via an adaptive notch filter bank, the coefficients of which were updated using the FXLMS algorithm. The core of the designed system is a new algorithm for improving the quality characteristics of the residual noise by adjusting the gain values of the noise component at each reference frequency. The feasibility and advantages of the designed system were validated through both simulation and practical vehicle tests.
2015-06-15
Journal Article
2015-01-2223
Rolf Schirmacher
Abstract Active Noise Control (ANC) has long been seen as emerging technology. During recent years, however, it became popular in new vehicle and infotainment platforms within a broad range of OEMs. This paper summarizes the current status and lessons learned of production systems (as well as those entering production soon) and gives an outlook on how ANC and related technologies will integrate in future vehicles and audio/infotainment architectures.
2015-06-15
Journal Article
2015-01-2222
Nikos Zafeiropoulos, Marco Ballatore, Andy Moorhouse, Andy Mackay
Abstract Axle forces from tire-road interaction can excite different structural resonances of the vehicle hence a high number of sensors is required for observing and separating all the vibrations dynamics that are coherent with the cabin noise. Feed-forward road noise control strategies adopted so far rely mainly on capturing these dynamics and thus the number of sensors constitutes one major limitation of this approach. 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 a useful tool for optimizing the sensor location. In this case coherence function mapping was performed between an array of vibration sensors and the headrest microphones in order to identify the locations on the structure that are highly correlated with road noise bands in the compartment.
2015-06-15
Journal Article
2015-01-2263
Saeed J. Siavoshani, Prasad Vesikar
The intent of this paper is to document comprehensive test-based approach to analyze the door-closing event and associated sound using structural and acoustic loads developed during the event. This study looks into the door-closing phenomenon from the structural interaction point of view between the door and the body of the vehicle. The study primarily focuses on distributing the door and body interaction as discrete multiple structural and acoustic phenomena. It also emphasizes on the structural and acoustic loads developed by the discretized interactions at the interfaces between the door and the body frame. These interfaces were treated to be the load paths from the door to the body. The equivalent structural and acoustic loads were calculated indirectly using the well-known Transfer Path Analysis (TPA) methodology for structural loads and the Acoustic Source Quantification (ASQ) methodology for acoustic loads.
2015-06-15
Journal Article
2015-01-2261
Joseph Plattenburg, Jason Dreyer, Rajendra Singh
Abstract Combined active and passive damping is a recent trend that can be an effective solution to challenging NVH problems, especially for lightweight vehicle components that demand advanced noise and vibration treatments. Compact patches are of particular interest due to their small size and cost, however, improved modeling techniques are needed at the design stage for such methods. This paper presents a refined modeling procedure for side-by-side active and passive damping patches applied to thin, plate-like, powertrain casing structures. As an example, a plate with fixed boundaries is modeled as this is representative of real-life transmission covers which often require damping treatments. The proposed model is then utilized to examine several cases of active and passive patch location, and vibration reduction is determined in terms of insertion loss for each case.
2015-06-15
Journal Article
2015-01-2255
Jun Kokaji, Masashi Komada, Masayuki Takei, Masaya Takeda
Abstract Although idling vibration is usually caused by 1st order of engine combustion force, other engine forces also occur at frequencies lower than the 1st order of combustion (called low frequency idling vibration in this paper). The drive-line of the Toyota Hybrid System II (THS II) has different torsional vibration characteristics compared to a conventional gasoline engine vehicle with an automatic transmission. Nonlinear characteristics caused by the state of backlash of pinions and splines influence changes in the torsional resonance frequency. The torsional resonance frequency of the drive-line can be controlled utilizing the hybrid system controls of the THS II.
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