Browse Publications Technical Papers 2001-01-1509

Powertrain Mounting Development Based on Computational Simulation and Experimental Verification Method 2001-01-1509

This paper presents a method applied in the development of an optimized transmission rubber mount of a midsize Diesel pickup. The focus of this optimization were to improve the vibration insulation and consequently improve the NVH (Noise and Vibration Harshness) quality of the vehicle. The paper describes the basic mounting design and manufacturing constrains, the simulation modeling basis, inputs required to perform the computational simulation, the experimental method used to extract the center of gravity and rotational inertia of the powertrain and a general mounting tuning strategy. The mounting dynamic simulation results for the optimized version is also presented compared to the original one. In order to quantify the noise and vibration improvements, the internal noise and vibration transmissibility levels were measured and compared in percentile reduction basis to current vehicle levels


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