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2014-04-01
Technical Paper
2014-01-0890
Shuming Chen, Dengzhi Peng, Dengfeng Wang
Abstract Automobile cabin acoustical comfort is one of the main features that may attract customers to purchase a new car. The acoustic cavity mode of the car has an effect on the acoustical comfort. To identify the factors affecting computing accuracy of the acoustic mode, three different element type and six different element size acoustic finite element models of an automobile passenger compartment are developed and experimentally assessed. The three different element type models are meshed in three different ways, tetrahedral elements, hexahedral elements and node coupling tetrahedral and hexahedral elements (tetra-hexahedral elements). The six different element size models are meshed with hexahedral element varies from 50mm to 75mm. Modal analysis test of the passenger car is conducted using loudspeaker excitation to identify the compartment cavity modes.
2014-04-01
Journal Article
2014-01-0889
Shuming Chen, Yawei Huang, Dengfeng Wang, Dengzhi Peng, Xuewei Song
This paper proposes a new method of predicting the sound absorption performance of polymer wool using artificial neural networks (ANN) model. Some important parameters of the proposed model have been adjusted to best fit the non-linear relationship between the input data and output data. What's more, the commonly used multiple non-linear regression model is built to compare with ANN model in this study. Measurements of the sound absorption coefficient of polymer wool based on transfer function method are also performed to determine the sound absorption performance according to GB/T18696. 2-2002 and ISO10534- 2: 1998 (E) standards. It is founded that predictions of the new model are in good agreement with the experiment results.
2014-04-01
Journal Article
2014-01-0887
Weiguo Zhang, Rakesh Khurana, Mark Likich, Mac Lynch
Taguchi method is a technology to prevent quality problems at early stages of product development and product design. Parameter design method is an important part in Taguchi method which selects the best control factor level combination for the optimization of the robustness of product function against noise factors. The air induction system (AIS) provides clean air to the engine for combustion. The noise radiated from the inlet of the AIS can be of significant importance in reducing vehicle interior noise and tuning the interior sound quality. The porous duct has been introduced into the AIS to reduce the snorkel noise. It helps with both the system layout and isolation by reducing transmitted vibration. A CAE simulation procedure has been developed and validated to predict the snorkel noise of the porous ducted AIS. In this paper, Taguchi's parameter design method was utilized to optimize a porous duct design in an AIS to achieve the best snorkel noise performance.
2014-04-01
Technical Paper
2014-01-0888
V. Jadon, G. Agawane, A. Baghel, Venkatesham Balide, R. Banerjee, A. Getta, H. Viswanathan, A. Awasthi
Abstract With significant decrease in the background noise in present day automobiles, liquid slosh noise from an automotive fuel tank is considered as a major irritant during acceleration and deceleration. All major international OEMs and their suppliers try to reduce sloshing noise by various design modifications in the fuel tank. However, most major activities reported in open literature are primarily based on performing various CAE and experimental studies in isolation. However, noise generation and its propagation is a multiphysics phenomenon, where fluid mechanics due to liquid sloshing affects structural behaviour of the fuel tank and its mountings which in turn affects noise generation and propagation. In the present study a multiphysics approach to noise generation has been used to predict liquid sloshing noise from a rectangular tank.
2014-04-01
Technical Paper
2014-01-0877
Prasad Kumbhar, Ning Li, Peijun Xu, James Yang
In vehicle driving environment, the driver is subjected to the vibrations in horizontal, vertical, and fore-aft directions. The human body is very much sensitive to whole body vibration and this vibration transmission to the body depends upon various factors including road irregularities, vehicle suspension, vehicle dynamics, tires, seat design and the human body's properties. The seat design plays a vital role in the vibration isolation as it is directly in contact with human body. Vibration isolation properties of a seat depend upon its dynamic parameters which include spring stiffness and damping of seat suspension and cushion. In this paper, an optimization-based method is used to determine the optimal seat dynamic parameters for seat suspension, and cushion based on minimizing occupant's body fatigue (occupant body absorbed power). A 14-degree of freedom (DOF) multibody biodynamic human model in 2D is selected from literature to assess three types of seat arrangements.
2014-04-01
Technical Paper
2014-01-0822
Jong Ho Lee
Abstract Since vehicle NVH reduction technology has improved dramatically, buzz, squeak and rattle (hereafter referred to as “BSR”) noise quantification from interior and exterior of the vehicle becomes an important factor to measure the quality of the vehicle. (The cost rate of BSR noise claims take around 10-15%, moreover BSR noise negatively affects customers to purchase vehicles.) Therefore, a research of BSR evaluation comes to the fore to make a premium car. In this paper, we would like to introduce the development of a vehicle excitation test mode, the full-vehicle BSR test system, and a sound acoustic camera to detect BSR noise. The test profiles were correlated with various road severities such as the domestic field test sites including 5,000km cross-country off road, 19 test tracks for BSR in R&D test center, and quality test tracks in domestic factories. These test modes were classified into 4 levels (Low-Normal-High-Crazy) by judging degrees of GRMS values.
2014-04-01
Technical Paper
2014-01-0051
Gang Tang, Jinning Li, Chao Ding, Yunqing Zhang
Abstract This paper describes a simplified model to identify sprung mass using golden section method, the model treats the unsprung mass vertical acceleration as input and the sprung mass vertical acceleration as output, which can avoid the nonlinear influence of trye. Unsprung mass can be also calculated by axle load and the identified sprung mass. This study carries out road test on the vehicle ride comfort and takes a scheme that the group of 20 km/h is used to identify sprung mass and the group of 80 km/h is used to verify the identification result. The similarity of the results from the simulation and experiments performed are, for the sprung mass, 98.59%. A conclusion can be drawn that the simple method to measure the sprung mass in the suspension systems in used vehicles, such as the vehicle shown here, is useful, simple and has sufficient precision.
2014-04-01
Technical Paper
2014-01-0221
John Morello
Abstract As automotive and commercial vehicle OEM's continue their quest to reduce cost, product selection, quality, and reliability must be maintained. On-engine and wheel located connection systems create the greatest challenges due to the extreme levels of vibration. In the past, devices were fewer, and there where less direct connects in high vibration locations (Engine/ wheel sensors, electronic controllers, fuel injectors). Instead, small wire harnesses (“pigtails”) were commonly used. These pigtails can dampen the effect of the environment which includes mild to severe vibration by keeping the environmental effect away from the electrical connection contact point. Electrically connecting directly to the device creates new challenges in the connection system with the increased threat of fretting corrosion. Suppliers supporting OEM's are attempting to meet these direct connect requirements with lubrication, precious metal plating, and high contact force contacts.
2014-04-01
Technical Paper
2014-01-0237
Prasad Rao Yerraguntla, Shashi Kulkarni, Deepak Asthana
Abstract Automotive Audio Signaling system is very vital and is controlled by local regulatory requirements. In India, usage of horn is very frequent due to highly congested traffic conditions, and is in the order of 10 to 12 times per kilometer. This results in the deterioration of the “contact”, which enables the functioning of the device. Hence the device requires premature replacement or frequent tuning, which are time consuming and results an increase in warranty costs and cost of service as well. Thus, to overcome this problem a unique and novel approach is proposed in this paper which enhances the life of the automobile horn, by implementing an additional pair of Contacts on circuit breakers, providing a parallel path for the power supply. This effort ensures that the life of the horn is increased by 5 times than the existing design.
2014-04-01
Technical Paper
2014-01-0619
L.A.Raghu Mutnuri, Sivapalan Senthooran, Robert Powell, Zen Sugiyama, David Freed
Abstract A computational approach to evaluate rear-view mirror performance on wind noise in cars is presented in this paper. As a comfort metric at high speeds, wind noise needs to be addressed, for it dominates interior noise at mid-high frequencies. The impetus on rear-view mirror design arises from its crucial role in the flow field and the resulting pressure fluctuations on the greenhouse panels. The motivation to adopt a computational approach arises from the need to evaluate mirror designs early in vehicle design process and thus in conjunction with different vehicle shapes. The current study uses a Lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) based computational fluid dynamics(CFD) solver to predict the transient flow field and a statistical energy analysis(SEA) solver to predict interior noise contribution from the greenhouse panels. The accuracy of this computational procedure has been validated and published in the past.
2014-04-01
Technical Paper
2014-01-0631
Kenji Yoshida, Junichi Semura, Itsuhei Kohri, Yoshihiro Kato
Abstract This study investigates the reduction of the Blade Passing Frequency (BPF) noise radiated from an automotive engine cooling fans, especially in case of the fan with an eccentric shroud. In recent years, with the increase of HV and EV, noise reduction demand been increased. Therefore it is necessary to reduce engine cooling fan noise. In addition, as a vehicle trend, engine rooms have diminished due to expansion of passenger rooms. As a result, since the space for engine cooling fans need to be small. In this situation, shroud shapes have become complicated and non-axial symmetric (eccentric). Generally, the noise of fan with an eccentric shroud becomes worse especially for BPF noise. So it is necessary to reduce the fan BPF noise. The purposes of this paper is to find sound sources of the BPF noise by measuring sound intensity and to analyze the flow structure around the blade by Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
2014-04-01
Technical Paper
2014-01-0439
Xingyu Liang, Kang Sun, Yuesen Wang, Gequn Shu, Lin Tang, Lei Ling, Xu Wang
Abstract Like outside scenery, the car interior noise and road condition will affect the driver's mental state when driving. In order to explore the influence of external visual and auditory factors on the driver's mood in the driving process based on research of traffic soundscape, this paper has selected four backbone roads of Tianjin city (China) to test and drive a gasoline passenger vehicle at different speeds. Near Acoustic Holographic was used to scan interior acoustic field distribution, while the tracking shot of the driver's location was recorded by a Sony camera. People with different characteristics were invited to watch the video and completed a self-designed survey questionnaire. The external factors affecting the driver's mood were explored by analyzing all these data.
2014-04-01
Technical Paper
2014-01-0462
Se Jin Park, Seung Nam Min, Murali Subramaniyam, Heeran Lee, Dong Gyun Kim, Cheol Pyo Hong
Abstract Vibration is both a source of discomfort and a possible risk to human health. There have been numerous studies and knowledge exists regarding the vibrational behavior of vehicle seats on adult human occupants. Children are more and more becoming regular passengers in the vehicle. However, very little knowledge available regarding the vibrational behavior of child safety seats for children. Therefore, the objective of this study was to measure the vibrations in three different baby car seats and to compare these to the vibrations at the interface between the driver and the automobile seat. The test was performed on the National road at the average speed of 70 km/h and acceleration levels were recorded for about 350 Sec (5.83 min). One male driver considered as an adult occupant and a dummy having a mass of 9 kg was representing one year old baby. Four accelerometers were used to measure the vibration. All measured accelerations were relative to the vertical direction.
2014-04-01
Technical Paper
2014-01-0593
Hangsheng Hou
Abstract When a window opens to provide the occupant with fresh air flow while driving, wind throb problems may develop along with it. This work focuses on an analytical approach to address the wind throb issue for passenger vehicles when a front window or sunroof is open. The first case of this paper pertains to the front window throb issue for the current Ford Escape. Early in a program stage, CAA (Computational Aeroacoustics) analysis predicted that the wind throb level exceeded the program wind throb target. When a prototype vehicle became available, the wind tunnel test confirmed the much earlier analytical result. In an attempt to resolve this issue, the efforts focused on a design proposal to implement a wind spoiler on the side mirror sail, with the spoiler dimension only 6 millimeters in height. This work showed that the full vehicle CAA analysis could capture the impact of this tiny geometry variation on the wind throb level inside the vehicle cabin.
2014-04-01
Technical Paper
2014-01-0592
Fred G. Mendonca, Terence Connelly, Satish Bonthu, Philip Shorter
Abstract The interior noise in a vehicle that is due to flow over the exterior of the vehicle is often referred to as ‘windnoise’. In order to predict interior windnoise it is necessary to characterize the fluctuating surface pressures on the exterior of the vehicle along with vibro-acoustic transmission to the vehicle interior. For example, for greenhouse sources, flow over the A-pillar and side-view mirror typically induces both turbulence and local aeroacoustic sources which then excite the glass, and window seals. These components then transmit noise and vibration to the vehicle interior. Previous studies by the authors have demonstrated validated CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) techniques which give insight into the flow-noise source mechanisms. The studies also made use of post-processing based on temporal and spatial Fourier analysis in order to quantify the amount of energy in the flow at convective and acoustic wavenumbers.
2014-04-01
Journal Article
2014-01-0591
Nicholas Oettle, David Sims-Williams, Robert Dominy
On-road, a vehicle experiences unsteady flow conditions due to turbulence in the natural wind, moving through the unsteady wakes of other road vehicles and travelling through the stationary wakes generated by roadside obstacles. Separated flow structures in the sideglass region of a vehicle are particularly sensitive to unsteadiness in the onset flow. These regions are also areas where strong aeroacoustic effects can exist, in a region close to the passengers of a vehicle. The resulting aeroacoustic response to unsteadiness can lead to fluctuations and modulation at frequencies that a passenger is particularly sensitive towards. Results presented by this paper combine on-road measurement campaigns using instrumented vehicles in a range of different wind environments and aeroacoustic wind tunnel tests.
2014-04-01
Technical Paper
2014-01-1679
S. Christopher Zugo, Craig D. Smith, Charles W. Braun, Joseph Kazour
Abstract The audible noise characteristics of direct injectors are important to OEM customers when selecting a high pressure gasoline fuel injector. The activation noise is an undesirable aspect that needs to be minimized through injector design, injector mounting, and acoustic treatments. Experimentally identifying the location and frequency of noise sources is beneficial to the improvement of injector designs. Acoustic holography is a useful tool in locating these noise sources by measuring a sound pressure field with multiple microphones and using this field to estimate the source location. For injector testing, the local boundary conditions of the noise source will affect the resultant sound field. Therefore, how the injector is mounted within the test fixture will change the resultant noise field measured. In this study, the process of qualifying an acoustic holography fixture using measurement system analysis for GDi fuel injector testing will be documented.
2014-04-01
Technical Paper
2014-01-1680
Sandeep Mahadev Jadhav
Abstract Objective of this research is to reduce gear rattle and whine noise. Study includes measurement of noise, vibration on transmission for source identification in order to eliminate rattle, whine through optimization of gear design and clutch damper performance. In order to optimize, we measured transmission torsional vibration and analyzed for proper selection of clutch dampers to reduce engine vibration transfer function to transmission. Through Noise & Vibration FFT, order and color map analysis we identified noise sources and further scope for specific gears design improvement. Hence test methodology adopted for development of gears and clutch damper successfully eliminated noise.
2014-04-01
Journal Article
2014-01-1675
Joe Serrano, Geoff Routledge, Norman Lo, Mark Shost, Vijay Srinivasan, Biswa Ghosh
Cylinder deactivation is a technology seeing increased automotive deployment in light of more demanding fuel economy and emissions requirements. Examples of current production systems include GM's Active Fuel Management and Chrysler's Multi-Displacement System, both of which provide one fixed level of deactivation. Dynamic Skip Fire (DSF), in which the number of fired cylinders is continuously varied to match the torque demand, offers significantly increased fuel savings over a wider operating range than the current production systems. One of the biggest challenges in implementing cylinder deactivation is developing strategies to provide acceptable Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH); this paper discusses those challenges and the methodologies developed. This work covers theoretical root causes; proposed metrics to quantify the NVH level; algorithmic and physical mitigation methods; and both subjective and objective evaluation results.
2014-04-01
Journal Article
2014-01-1683
Hiroki Yamaura, Masao Ishihama, Kazuhide Togai
Engine torque profile shaping strategies have been proposed to reduce noise & vibration for passenger cars. However, it has not been sufficiently studied that feasible torque profile for vibration suppression is dependent on engine speed and target torque shape. On the other hand, combustion pressure profile shaping strategies have been proposed to reduce noise. However, there is almost no research of the quantitative evaluation of contribution of combustion pressure profile. First, the torque profile shaping was studied. Pre-compensated torque and 2-step torque were selected as typical target torque profiles. An effectiveness of vibration suppression by two torque profiles was evaluated by both drivetrain vibration model and engine torque profile model which have been established well. As a result of studying the torque profile shaping, timing of torque rise by the 2-step torque generation is delayed or advanced.
2014-04-01
Journal Article
2014-01-1678
Kenji Torii
A technique was created to separate the contributions of combustion noise and mechanical noise to engine noise in the time domain in order to achieve efficient measures for enhancing the sound quality of combustion noise. There is an existing technique based on 1/3 octave band analysis that is known as a method for separating the contributions to engine radiation noise, but this technique cannot provide time-domain data. Therefore, the author has proposed a technique that separates engine radiation noise into combustion noise and mechanical noise in the time domain by finding the combustion noise for each cylinder and calculating its structural response function by considering its real and imaginary components. Results of analysis of actual engine radiation noise with this technique confirmed that combustion noise, which is characterized by strong pulsation, and irregular mechanical noise can be separated in the time domain with good precision.
2014-04-01
Technical Paper
2014-01-1681
Manivasagam Shanmugam, Raghavendra Kharatmal, Shirish Satpute
Abstract This paper describes the rapid design and development of thin walled powertrain components which act as external cover for engine subsystem assemblies. Computer Aided Engineering plays a major role in reducing the overall product development lead time. An approach by using ‘Simulation Driven Design and Development’ helps the developers to bring the necessary confidence about the components' required functionality during the design stage itself. During the design stage, typical inputs available for the development of these components are the broad dimensions obtained from the packaging considerations. The designer is required to develop the concepts targeting least noise radiation from component surfaces due to various excitations. Based on cost considerations, the designer can even opt for plastic materials instead of steel. The current paper considers two major noise radiation members namely valve cover and timing gear cover for rapid product development.
2014-04-01
Journal Article
2014-01-1682
Zhengfei Tang, Yongfu Chen, Jian Zeng, Yu Yang, Yunqing Zhang
NVH quality is one of the most important criteria by which people judge the design of a vehicle. The Powertrain Mounting System (PMS), which can reduce the vibration from engine to vehicle cab as well as the inside noise, has attained significant attention. Much research has been done on the isolation method for three- and four-point mounting. But the six-point mounting system, which is usually equipped in commercial vehicle, is seldom studied and should be paid more attention. In this paper, the support rod installed on the upside of the transmission case is considered as a flexible body. Thus a rigid-flexible coupling model of PMS is established and the necessity of the established model is analyzed by comparing the simulation results of the new model and those of the conventional model.
2014-04-01
Technical Paper
2014-01-1691
George Nerubenko
Abstract The results of dynamical study of new patented Torsional Vibration Damper for an engine crankshaft 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 in running engine. Basically the tuner should be designed in three optional manners: having mechanical structure, electromechanical structure with control system and micro-channels filled by electrolyte solution. The focus of the study is on Torsional Vibration Damper equipped with micro-channels filled by electrolyte solution.
2014-04-01
Technical Paper
2014-01-1687
Sameer U. Kolte, David Neihguk, Abhinav Prasad, Samir Rawte, Aditya Gondhalekar
Abstract A typical powertrain mount design process starts with performing the system calculations to determine optimum mount parameters, viz. position, orientation and stiffness values to meet the desired NVH targets. Therefore, a 6 degrees of freedom lumped parameter system of powertrain and mounts is modelled in Matlab®. The approach is to decouple the torque roll axis mode from the remaining five rigid body modes so that the response to the torque pulses is predominantly ‘oscillations about Torque Roll Axis’. This is achieved by optimizing the above mount parameters within specified constraints so that ‘Rotation about the torque roll axis’ is one of the natural modes of vibration. The tool developed here uses ‘Particle Swarm Optimization(PSO) algorithm’ because of its ease of implementation and better convergence to the solution. The algorithm is programmed in TK solver®.
2014-04-01
Technical Paper
2014-01-1690
Chien- Hsing Li, Yong-Yuan Ku, Ko Wei Lin
Abstract Due to the energy safety and environment protection, increase the percentage of biodiesel blend has become one of world wide strategies. In the past research, using biodiesel would affect the engine performance and increase the exhaust emission. Fortunately, these problems can be solved through the rapidly development of engine control technologies and lightweight structure design. However, the consideration of light/downsizing engine design with the same power has brought out much combustion noise. According to the higher and higher proportion has been widely used over the world. There was less researches focus on the different blending biodiesel impact on combustion noise. The combustion noise correspond to different blending biodiesel (D100,B5,B8,B20,B40,B100) which made form waste cooking oil has been discussion in this study.
2014-04-01
Journal Article
2014-01-1686
Pablo Ballesteros, Xinyu Shu, Christian Bohn
In this paper, a control approach for the active reduction of engine-induced vibrations in automotive vehicles is presented. As a controller, a discrete-time multiple input multiple output (MIMO) disturbance-observer-based state-feedback controller is designed using linear parameter-varying (LPV) gain-scheduling techniques. The use of LPV control design techniques has the advantage that the stability of the overall system is guaranteed even when the gain-scheduling parameters are changing. The control approach is validated experimentally with an active vibration control system installed in a Golf VI Variant. Two inertia-mass actuators (shakers) and two accelerometers are attached to the engine mounts. Nine frequency components are targeted in the reduction and excellent results are achieved in vehicle driving tests for constant and time-varying engine speeds.
2014-04-01
Technical Paper
2014-01-1693
Daniela Siano, Luigi Teodosio, Vincenzo De Bellis, Fabio Bozza
Abstract The present paper reports 1D and 3D CFD analyses of the air-filter box of a turbocharged VVA engine, aiming to predict and improve the gas-dynamic noise emissions through a partial re-design of the device. First of all, the gas-dynamic noise at the intake mouth is measured during a dedicated experimental campaign. The developed 1D and 3D models are then validated at full load operation, based on experimental data. In particular, 1D model provides a preliminary evaluation of the radiated noise and simultaneously gives reliable boundary conditions for the unsteady 3D CFD simulations. The latter indeed allow to better take into account the geometrical details of the air-filter and guarantee a more accurate gas-dynamic noise prediction. 3D CFD analyses put in evidence that sound emission mainly occur within a frequency range of 350 to 450 Hz.
2014-04-01
Technical Paper
2014-01-1694
Michael Delbaere, Didier Frachon, Gerald Masson
Abstract Many synchronous electric motors require a very accurate position sensor compatible with a sinusoidal control. The purpose of such a control is to enable an efficient and smooth operation enhancing the comfort by limiting vibrations. In some cases related to mechanical constraints, we have to deal with through-shaft design. One can quote for examples power drives for Electric or Hybrid Electric Vehicles as well as for Electric Power Steering motor. More generally, these sensors need to keep a simple and robust design and a restricted number of parts as they are submitted to high vibration levels, a wide temperature range and speeds of several krpm. In order to meet such requirements, MMT has developed a magnetic sensor principle offering a competitive alternative to the conventional inductive resolver type sensors. The basics of this solution is a through shaft angular position sensor using one or two Hall-effect probes.
2014-04-01
Technical Paper
2014-01-1692
Mehdi Safaei, Shahram Azadi, Arash Keshavarz, Meghdad Zahedi
Abstract The main end of this research is the optimization of engine sub-frame parameters in a passenger car to reduce the transmitted vibration to vehicle cabin through DOE method. First, the full vehicle model of passenger car including all its sub-systems such as engine, suspension and steering system is modeled in ADAMS/CAR and its accuracy is validated by exerting swept sine and step input. After that, the schematic geometry of sub-frame is modeled in CAD software and transferred to ADAMS/CAR. Hence, the efficiency of the sub-frame in terms of reducing the induced vibration to vehicle cabin is examined through the various road inputs e.g. swept sine, step and random road input type (B). The results will illustrate that the sub-frame has significant effect in reduction of transmitted vibration to occupants. In order to optimize the sub-frame parameters, the sensitivity analysis is performed to derive effective parameters of sub-frame using DOE method.
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