Structural Optimization of Tractor Frame for Noise and Vibration Reduction 1999-01-2822
In this paper, the modeling technique of the dynamic characteristics of the monocoque-type tractor frame, and the reduction technique of the noise and vibration of the tractor by the design modification of the frame are proposed. First, the vibration characteristics on each part of the tractor, and the noise characteristic in the cabin are measured. Secondly, the full-structure of the frame is separated into the sub-structures of cases and joint parts, and each one is modeled. Then, the model accuracy is improved by using the model tuning method with the sensitivity analysis. Finally, the design change of the frame is carried out with the object of increasing stiffness while reducing weight. As the result of this modification, the cabin noise level can be effectively suppressed about 4 [dB].