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2011-05-17
Technical Paper
2011-01-1652
Marco A. Peres, Richard W. Bono
Electrodynamic shakers or exciters are commonly used in experimental modal analysis. The practical aspects regarding the setup of the shakers, stingers and transducers are often the source of test difficulties and avoidable measurement errors. This paper reviews the basics of shakers as beneficial to modal testing, and common problems associated with setup issues and resulting measurement errors. These include shaker alignment, sensor's considerations, stinger selection, amplifiers, reciprocity assumptions and other test related circumstances.
2011-05-17
Journal Article
2011-01-1651
Hideo Suzuki, Takashi Nakashima, Hirokazu Tatekawa, Hisanobu Mizukawa, Michael H. Smith
It is very important to accurately measure rotation frequencies and fluctuations of rotating systems since they cause vibrations and noises, and since they sometimes indicate system malfunctions. Most rotating systems are equipped with electro- or magneto-conductive gears as their components, and rotation pulses are very commonly obtained by installing electromagnetic or electrostatic type sensors closely to target gears, and time dependent (instantaneous) rotation frequencies are obtained from intervals between adjacent pulses. However, since the number of pulses per revolution is relatively small, a method of obtaining instantaneous frequencies from adjacent pulse intervals is not adequate. For these kinds of pulses, instantaneous rotation frequencies are typically derived using the analytic signal (or Hilbert transform) method. In either case, there is an inherent limitation in using rotation pulses obtained from gears.
2011-05-17
Journal Article
2011-01-1649
Andrew J. Morello, Jason R. Blough, Jeffrey Naber, Libin Jia
Research into the estimation of diesel engine combustion metrics via non-intrusive means, typically referred to as “remote combustion sensing” has become an increasingly active area of combustion research. Success in accurately estimating combustion metrics with low-cost non-intrusive transducers has been proven and documented by multiple sources on small scale diesel engines (2-4 cylinders, maximum outputs of 67 Kw, 210 N-m). This paper investigates the application of remote combustion sensing technology to a larger displacement inline 6-cylinder diesel with substantially higher power output (280 kW, 1645 N-m) than previously explored. An in-depth frequency analysis has been performed with the goal of optimizing the estimated combustion signature which has been computed based upon the direct relationship between the combustion event measured via a pressure transducer, and block vibration measured via accelerometers.
2011-05-17
Technical Paper
2011-01-1644
Greg Uhlenhake, Ahmet Selamet, Kevin Fogarty, Kevin Tallio, Philip Keller
A cold turbocharger test facility was designed and developed at The Ohio State University to measure the performance characteristics under steady state operating conditions, investigate unsteady surge, and acquire acoustic data. A specific turbocharger is used for a thermodynamic analysis to determine the capabilities and limitations of the facility, as well as for the design and construction of the screw compressor, flow control, oil, and compression systems. Two different compression system geometries were incorporated. One system allows compressor performance measurements left of the surge line, while the other incorporates a variable-volume plenum. At the full plenum volume and a specific impeller tip speed, the temporal variation of the compressor inlet and outlet and the plenum pressures as well as the turbocharger speed is presented for stable, mild surge, and deep surge operating points.
2011-05-17
Technical Paper
2011-01-1645
Michael Browne
Test Facilities for Vibrations and Acoustics can be very complicated. With the addition of necessary high power motor dynamometers for load application, the complexity of the test cell increases dramatically. The motors and subsequent additional fixtures and shafts necessary to apply loading conditions can produce additional source noises that would interfere with test measurements. In addition, facility interfaces can dramatically influence the test cell setup and reduce the measurement capabilities. This paper addresses common considerations needed in considering a new test cell for driveline vibration, acoustics, efficiency, and durability testing using motored dynamometers. In addition to outlining common design points, a practical application of 2 new dynamometers utilized for vibration, acoustics, efficiency, and durability testing and their subsequent capabilities are outlined.
2011-05-17
Technical Paper
2011-01-1660
Ienkaran Arasaratnam, Saeid Habibi, Christopher Kelly, Tony J. Fountaine, Jimi Tjong
Advanced engine test methods incorporate several different sensing and signal processing techniques for identifying and locating manufacturing or assembly defects of an engine. A successful engine test method therefore, requires advanced signal processing techniques. This paper introduces a novel signal processing technique to successfully detect a faulty internal combustion engine in a quantitative manner. Accelerometers are mounted on the cylinder head and lug surfaces while vibration signals are recorded during engine operation. Using the engine's cam angular position, the vibration signals are transformed from the time domain to the crank-angle domain. At the heart of the transformation lies interpolation. In this paper, linear, cubic spline and sinc interpolation methods are demonstrated for reconstructing vibration signals in the crank-angle domain.
2011-05-17
Technical Paper
2011-01-1659
Michael Albright, Kurt Veggeberg
A powered seat adjuster is a complex mass-produced assembly that is heavily optimized for low cost and light weight. The consequence is an inevitable degree of uncontrolled variation in components, subassemblies, and final product. Automakers are driving an exceptional focus on quality and the showroom experience of the car buyer is paramount. Therefore, any seat adjuster with the potential to not satisfy the customer's expectation is likely to be screened on the production line. This paper describes NVH metric design in the context of automated production line detection of seat adjuster defects. A key requirement of the production environment is that the metrics offer intuitive explanations of possible defects and are based on industry-standard formulations. The metric set is a hybrid of objective and subjective parameters with a focus on ensuring a robust sorting process that maximizes detection while minimizing the possibility of failing acceptable product.
2011-05-17
Technical Paper
2011-01-1658
Thomas Joseph Reilly
Durability testing of engine mounted components is often performed using sine testing. To ensure that all resonance frequencies are excited, swept sine is used across the frequency range of excitation for the engine. This can be very costly and time consuming. A consortium of German automobile manufacturers recently approved the use of multiple simultaneous swept sine tones to reduce the time and cost of durability testing of engine mounted components. This paper describes a new multi frequency sine control technique that uses multiple swept sine control loops with independent digital tracking filters. The primary advantage of this technique is that it significantly reduces the required test duration. The result is a system capable of smooth continuous sine sweeps that excite all frequencies in the test range without sacrificing control performance.
2011-05-17
Technical Paper
2011-01-1662
Chad Walber, Jason R. Blough, Mark Johnson, Carl Anderson
When testing dynamic structures, it is important to note that the dynamic system in question may be submerged into a fluid during operation and to properly test the structure under the same condition in order to understand the true dynamic parameters of the system. In this way, the mass and stiffness coupling to the particular fluid, for the case of this study, automatic transmission fluid, may be taken into account. This is especially important in light structures where the coupling between the fluid mass and the structural mass may be great. A structure was tested with a laser vibrometer using several impact methods in open air to determine which impact method would be most suitable for submerged testing. The structure was then submerged in transmission fluid with an accelerometer attached and subsequently tested and compared to the previous results.
2011-05-17
Technical Paper
2011-01-1619
Shi Zheng, Chris Kleinfeld
This paper presents a hybrid method that predicts the whistle occurrence of an automotive exhaust tuning device. The method utilizes inputs from a limited amount of test work or numerical simulation to predict the whistle occurrence in a wider range of flow conditions (temperature and velocity). It has the advantages of being quick and low cost compared with extensive tests or the computational fluid dynamics approach.
2011-05-17
Technical Paper
2011-01-1632
Ion Pelinescu, Andrew Christie
One of the most effective NVH solutions used in the automotive industry to reduce structure-borne noise is to apply vibration damping treatments to the vehicle structure. These damping treatments need to meet increasing weight reduction targets, while offering the same or better damping properties. While Liquid Applied Structural Dampers (LASD) are now delivering high damping performance at lower densities, traditional damping measuring techniques are falling short in describing the performance of these extensional layers when applied onto more realistic test samples or real structures. This paper discusses the damping performance of LASD technology, in particular the newer generations of acrylic-based waterborne LASD materials, which through improvements in polymer architecture are achieving increased damping efficiencies together with reduced density.
2011-05-17
Technical Paper
2011-01-1633
Chong Wang, Alan Parrett
The primary function of damping treatment on a vibrating panel in a vehicle is to reduce vibration levels or radiated sound power by the dissipation of energy. However, in automotive applications the mass effects of damping materials should not be ignored, especially with regard to airborne noise performance. In this paper, a Finite Element-Statistical Energy Analysis (FE-SEA) hybrid analysis is used to evaluate the mass effects of applied damping materials on Sound Transmission Loss (STL). The analysis takes into consideration effects on both the elastic properties and modal mass of the panel. It is shown that while uniformly distributing the mass of the damping material over the panel generally over-estimate the mass effects on STL, an area weighting approach underestimates the effects. Results are confirmed by laboratory testing. A nomogram is generated to show the total effect of the mass of the damping material on STL.
2011-05-17
Technical Paper
2011-01-1639
Jan Krueger, Michael Pommerer, Tom Frei
In the past years Eberspaecher has installed Active Exhaust Silencers on several passenger vehicles with different diesel and gasoline engines on a prototype level. Meanwhile, a substantial reduction of the exhaust noise is regularly achieved in a broad frequency range covering all relevant engine orders. Due to the higher acoustic excitation and higher exhaust temperatures in gasoline engines it is more difficult to implement the ANC-technology on those engines. However, results from roller test benches focus on the acoustic performance as well as weight and volume reductions and demonstrate a marked improvement which was achieved with gasoline engines too. Further progress was made in the development of the durability and industrialization of all relevant components of the system. Finally, current design trends and possible fields of application will be discussed.
2011-05-17
Journal Article
2011-01-1635
Mingfeng Li, Jie Duan, Teik Lim
Gears are essential parts of many precision power and torque transmitting machines. However, the radiated intensive tonal noise due to the gear meshing is highly undesirable and annoying. In very severe cases, the gear vibrations can reduce the life and performance of the power transmitting components. Typical gearbox vibration and sound spectra contain several dominant narrowband tonal signals that are mixed in with a lower level broadband response signals. Hence, the control of mesh response of gearbox housing belongs to the problem of the rejection or cancellation of periodical disturbance. The frequencies of these tonal signals are related to the number of teeth and rotation speed, and highly predictable. Thus, a feedforward control system was normally adopted. In most of existed applications, an accurate reference based on the frequency information of tachometer pulse train signal is required for this kind of control system.
2011-05-17
Technical Paper
2011-01-1636
Chiharu Togashi PhD, Mitsuo Nakano PhD, Masao Nagai PhD
A lot of countermeasures have been developed in order to reduce interior noise. For example, improvements of rubber mount characteristics and other measures have been implemented. Recently electromagnetic active engine mounts based on a hydraulic engine mount have been developed. They are significantly effective for the reduction of the booming noise which is unpleasant for passengers. Although the LMS algorithm has been generally used for the active control, it has been used only for reducing booming noise. The authors developed a new control method in order to reduce not only the booming noise but also the noise and the vibration over wide frequency band for comfortable vehicle interior space. The authors studied the method which determines the feedback gain according to various conditions by modifying LMS algorithm. In this modified LMS algorithm, only an error signal was used as an input signal.
2011-05-17
Technical Paper
2011-01-1565
Jennifer Durfy, Sang-Bum Hong, Bibhu Mahanta
As fuel prices continue to be unstable the drive towards more fuel efficient powertrains is increasing. For engine original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) this means engine downsizing coupled with alternative forms of power to create hybrid systems. Understanding the effect of engine downsizing on vehicle interior NVH is critical in the development of such systems. The objective of this work was to develop a vehicle model that could be used with analytical engine mount force data to predict the vehicle interior noise and vibration response. The approach used was based on the assumption that the largest contributor to interior noise and vibration below 200 Hz is dominated by engine mount forces. An experimental transfer path analysis on a Dodge Ram 2500 equipped with a Cummins ISB 6.7L engine was used to create the vehicle model. The vehicle model consisted of the engine mount forces and vehicle paths that define the interior noise and vibration.
2011-05-17
Technical Paper
2011-01-1564
Tony Karlsson, Ragnar Glav
Simulation using basic acoustic 2-port elements is a time effective method for prediction of the attenuation of single components as well as of complete exhaust aftertreatment and silencer systems. However, with the complexity of current systems, the transformation from design geometries to networks of basic elements is not straightforward. In this paper a practical example of the modelling of a modern exhaust aftertreatment system is presented. A silencer aimed at the Euro 6 heavy duty emissions legislation containing complex flow turnings, parallel branches, DOC (Diesel Oxidation Catalyst), DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) and SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) catalysts was modelled. Evaluation against measurements in order to understand the influence of the different acoustic elements upon overall attenuation and to improve the model with respect to near field and higher order mode effects was done.
2011-05-17
Technical Paper
2011-01-1563
Ki-Hwa Lee, Chung-Guen Nam, Hyung-Shin KIm, Dong-Kyu Yoo, Koo-Tae Kang
A comprehensive investigation was carried out in order to develop the idle sound quality for diesel V6 engine when the engine development process is applied to power-train system, which included new 8-speed automatic transmission for breaking down the noise contribution between the mechanical excitation and the combustion excitation. First of all, the improvement of dynamic characteristic can be achieved during the early stages of the engine development process using experimental modal analysis (EMA) & the robust design of each engine functional system. In addition, the engine structural attenuation (SA) is enhanced such that the radiated combustion noise of the engine can be maintained at a target level even with an increased combustion excitation. It was found that the engine system has better parts and worse parts in frequency range throughout the SA analysis. It is important that weak points in the system should be optimized.
2011-05-17
Journal Article
2011-01-1562
Tamer Elnady, Sara Elsaadany, D. W. Herrin
Diesel engines produce harmful exhaust emissions and high exhaust noise levels. One way of mitigating both exhaust emissions and noise is via the use of after treatment devices such as Catalytic Converters (CC), Selective Catalytic Reducers (SCR), Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOC), and Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF). The objective of this investigation is to characterize and simulate the acoustic performance of different types of filters so that maximum benefit can be achieved. A number of after treatment device configurations for trucks were selected and measured. A measurement campaign was conducted to characterize the two-port transfer matrix of these devices. The simulation was performed using the two-port theory where the two-port models are limited to the plane wave range in the filter cavity.
2011-05-17
Technical Paper
2011-01-1571
Myung-Gyu Kim
The expectation of customers on ride comfort is very high and vehicle engineers also have keen interesting to improve ride vibration and road noise. As the conventional tuning parameters for the ride vibration and road noise, vibration characteristics of tire, body structure, bushing, suspension members etc. are mainly considered. But these conventional tuning parameters are sometimes not enough due to the side effects such like handling performances and durability. Therefore, instead of these conventional design and tuning parameters, suspension geometry and alignment characteristics of suspension system are selected as the alternative parameters to compromise ride vibration, road noise and vehicle dynamic performance. In this research, multi-link type rear suspension is selected for the integrated analysis of ride vibration, road impact noise and handling performance.
2011-05-17
Technical Paper
2011-01-1566
Thomas Reinhart, Mitchel Smolik
Several new or significantly upgraded heavy duty truck engines are being introduced in the North American market. One important aspect of these new or revised engines is their noise characteristics. This paper describes the noise related characteristics of the new DD15 engine, and compares them to other competitive heavy truck engines. DD15 engine features relevant to noise include a rear gear train, isolated oil pan and valve cover, and an amplified high pressure common rail fuel system. The transition between non-amplified and amplified common rail operation is shown to have a significant noise impact, not unlike the transition between pilot injection and single shot injection in some other engines.
2011-05-17
Technical Paper
2011-01-1573
Wen L. Li
A general numerical method, the so-called Fourier Spectral Element Method (FSEM), is described for the dynamic analysis of complex systems such as car body structures. In this method, a complex dynamic system is viewed as an assembly of a number of fundamental structural components such as beams, plates, and shells. Over each structural component, the basic solution variables (typically, the displacements) are sought as a continuous function in the form of an improved Fourier series expansion which is mathematically guaranteed to converge absolutely and uniformly over the solution domain of interest. Accordingly, the Fourier coefficients are considered as the generalized coordinates and determined using the powerful Rayleigh-Ritz method. Since this method does not involve any assumption or an introduction of any artificial model parameters, it is broadly applicable to the whole frequency range which is usually divided into low, mid, and high frequency regions.
2011-05-17
Technical Paper
2011-01-1581
Z. C. Feng, Perry Gu
Tire cavity noise refers to the vehicle noise due to the excitation of the acoustic modes of a tire air cavity. Although two lowest acoustic modes are found to be sufficient to characterize the cavity dynamics, the dynamical response of these two modes is complicated by two major factors. First, the tire cavity geometry is affected by the static load applied to the tire due to vehicle weight. Second, the excitation force from the tire-road contact changes position as the tire rotates. In this paper, we first develop dynamic equations for the lowest cavity modes of a rotating tire under the static load. Based on the model, we obtain the forces transmitted to the wheel from the tire resulting from the random contact force between the tire and the road surface. The transmitted forces along the fore/aft direction and the vertical direction show two peaks at frequencies that are dependent both on the tire static load and on the vehicle speed.
2011-05-17
Technical Paper
2011-01-1580
Mohamad S. Qatu, Roger King, Omar Shubailat, Rachel Wheeler
Variability in design (e.g. tolerance), material, manufacturing, or other sources of variation causes significant variation in vehicle noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) response. This leads to a higher percentage of produced vehicles with higher levels of NVH leading to higher number of warranty claims and loss of customer satisfaction, which are proven costly to the original equipment manufacturers (OEM). Measures must be taken to insure less warranty claims and higher levels of customer satisfaction. As a result, original equipment manufacturers have implemented design for variation in the design process to secure an acceptable (or within specification) response. We will focus on some aspects of design variations in a tire/wheel assembly that should be considered in the design process. In particular, certain materials (e.g. rubber) are known to have variation in stiffness that is either unavoidable or proven costly if tighter control is desired.
2011-05-17
Technical Paper
2011-01-1577
John David Fieldhouse, David Bryant, Chris John Talbot
The paper overviews the modes of vibration of the principal component parts of a brake and their contribution to system instability during noise generation. It is shown that both in-plane and out-of-plane vibration are present and that both can be related to the vibration of the pad. It is further shown that the pad and its region often provide a solution or “fix” towards noise prevention and it is this area that forms the focus of this investigation. The collective evidence, proposals and associated theory are applied to real brake case studies when it is demonstrated that disc/pad interface “spragging” may be the source of brake noise. Measurements of the position of the dynamic centre of pressure (CoP) support the theoretical predictions that a leading CoP induces brake noise. Design proposals are suggested that may be applied early in the design phase as a means to reduce the propensity of a brake to generate noise.
2011-05-17
Technical Paper
2011-01-1586
Malika Perera, Stephanos Theodossiades, Homer Rahnejat, Patrick Kelly
Modern automotive industry is driven by improved fuel efficiency, whilst simultaneously increasing output power and reducing size/weight of vehicle components. This trend has the drawback of inducing various Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) concerns in the drivetrain, since fairly low energy excitation often suffices to excite natural modes of thin walled structures, such as the transmission bell housing. Transmission rattle is one of the many undesired NVH issues, originating from irregularities in engine torque output. The crankshaft speed fluctuations are transferred through the transmission input shaft. Transmission compactness also allows repetitive interaction of conjugate loose gear pairs. The engine fluctuations disturb the otherwise unintended, but orderly meshing of these loose gears. This often leads to radiation of a characteristic air-borne noise from the impact sites.
2011-05-17
Technical Paper
2011-01-1591
Kumbhar S. Mansinh, Atul Miskin, Vishal Vasantrao Chaudhari, Ashish Rajput
The noise and vibration performance of diesel fueled automotives is critical for overall customer comfort. The stationary vehicle with engine running idle (Vehicle Idle) is a very common operating condition in city driving cycle. Hence it is most common comfort assessment criteria for diesel vehicles. Simulations and optimization of it in an early stage of product development cycle is priority for all OEMs. In vehicle idle condition, powertrain is the only major source of Noise and Vibrations. The key to First Time Right Idle NVH simulations and optimization remains being able to optimize all Transfer paths, from powertrain mounts to Driver Ear. This Paper talks about the approach established for simulations and optimization of powertrain forces entering in to frame by optimizing powertrain mount hard points and stiffness. Powertrain forces optimized through set process are further used to predict the vehicle passenger compartment noise and steering vibrations.
2011-05-17
Technical Paper
2011-01-1599
Dhanaji Kalsule, David Hudson, Yogesh Yeola, Jakir Bohari
Among the key parameters that decide the success of a vehicle in today's competitive market are quietness of passenger cabin (in respect of both airborne and structure-borne noise) and low levels of disturbing vibration felt by the occupants. To control these values in body-on-frame construction vehicles, it is necessary to identify major transfer paths and optimize the isolation characteristics of the elastomeric mounts placed at several locations between a frame and the enclosed passenger cabin of the vehicle. These body mounts play a dominant role in controlling the structure-borne noise and vibrations at floor and seat rails resulting from engine and driveline excitations, and they are also a vital element in the vehicle ride comfort tuning across a wide frequency range. In the work described in this paper, transfer path tracking was used to identify root cause for the higher noise and vibration levels of a diesel-powered sports utility vehicle.
2011-05-17
Technical Paper
2011-01-1605
YongHwa Heo, Kwang-joon Kim, Shi-hwan Oh, Dae-kwan Kim, Ki-lyuk Yong, YoungMin Park
Reaction wheels are used to control the attitude of a satellite in space in an almost static manner. Excitation forces at high frequencies as well, however, due to unbalance or bearing faults, can be transmitted to the satellite structure and work badly against missions of the satellite. Hence, counteractions such as vibration isolators are often employed in practice. In this paper, procedures are presented to design and test rubber vibration isolators based on characteristics of the transmission forces without isolators obtained from a previous study. First, a system consisting of reaction wheel, bearing, rigid cover and isolators was modeled with 11 degrees of freedom. Second, stiffness and damping of the isolators were designed such that the forces transmitted onto the satellite structure might satisfy given criteria. Finally, an actual isolation system fabricated using a rubber was tested to check the transmission forces.
2011-05-17
Technical Paper
2011-01-1601
Abolfazl Eskandari, Mostafa haghroosta, Kia Valefi
One of the most important factors that must be taken into account during vehicle design is the quality of noise and vibration produced by the vehicle. This is evident from manufacturer's attempt to produce quieter product. On the other hand, some of the vehicles have not good NVH properties and must be modified in order to be successful in the market. In this type of vehicles, no basic changes can be made, and focus must be on restricted improvements. In this research, a vehicle of this kind is selected and measures have been taken to improve its noise and vibration behavior. By implementing suspension techniques, some of the vibration characteristics of drive train and its influence on the interior noise at different engine speeds and under road load have been investigated. In addition, the effect of double layer instead of single layer muffler skin on the cabin noise has been probed.
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