Browse Publications Technical Papers 2000-05-0327

The Clonk Phenomenon - a Load Change Reaction to be Balanced in Terms of Comfort and Engine Response 2000-05-0327

The customers demand of a good vehicle agility consists of a quick reaction of the vehicle with the actuation of the throttle pedal on one hand and a high comfort level of vibration and noise within the vehicle on the other hand, which means the reduction of disturbing side effects. In order to achieve a satisfactory compromise it is necessary to gain a deeper understanding of the complex, high dynamic vibrations system “vehicle / drive train”.
For several years the ika has been carrying out such detailed vehicle investigations and test bench measurements in addition to comprehensive CAE analysis for various research projects in partnership with different vehicle manufacturers.


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