SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition

Technical Session Schedule

Wednesday, April 9

Chat with the Experts: Vehicle Quality (and Brand Loyalty) Demand Effective NVH Control
(Session Code: MCHAT)

Room 330 A/B  4:00 p.m.

Quiet comfort and smooth operation are must-have standard features on today’s vehicles, regardless of brand, size or price. Less noise, vibration and harshness are critical design attributes that impact perceived quality and, ultimately, owner loyalty. The most effective NVH control strategies address both tactile and audible qualities, starting with the vehicle overall and including the sum of its parts. Both dry-film and paste-like noise-damping lubricants work well for stifling even the smallest squeaks, faintest rattles and near-imperceptible buzzing vibrations. Silicone adhesives and sealants strengthen assemblies. Silicone and fluorosilicone engineered elastomers dampen and isolate vibrations from engine mounts to exhaust hangers. Effective NVH control is challenging.

Presenters - Matthew Hagemeyer, Dow Corning Corp.