The Effects of Natural Aging on Fleet and Durability Vehicle Engine Mounts from a Dynamic Characterization Perspective 2001-01-1449
Elastomers are traditionally designed for use in applications that require specific mechanical properties. Unfortunately, these properties change with respect to many different variables including heat, light, fatigue, oxygen, ozone, and the catalytic effects of trace elements. When elastomeric mounts are designed for NVH use in vehicles, they are designed to isolate specific unwanted frequencies. As the elastomers age however, the desired elastomeric properties may have changed with time. This study looks at the variability seen in new vehicle engine mounts and how the dynamic properties change with respect to miles accumulated on fleet and durability test vehicles.
Citation: Gruenberg, S., Blough, J., Kowalski, D., and Pistana, J., "The Effects of Natural Aging on Fleet and Durability Vehicle Engine Mounts from a Dynamic Characterization Perspective," SAE Technical Paper 2001-01-1449, 2001, https://doi.org/10.4271/2001-01-1449. Download Citation
Scott Gruenberg, Jason Blough, Darin Kowalski, Jay Pistana
Keweenaw Research Center, Michigan Technological University, General Motors Corporation, GM Engineering, Proving Grounds