Browse Publications Technical Papers 2001-01-1514
2001-04-30

Numerical Modeling of Engine Noise Radiation through the use of Acoustic Transfer Vectors - A Case Study 2001-01-1514

This paper presents the numerical modeling of noise radiated by an engine, using the so-called Acoustic Transfer Vectors and Modal Acoustic Transfer Vectors concept.
Acoustic Transfer Vectors are input-output relations between the normal structural velocity of the radiating surface and the sound pressure level at a specific field point and can thus be interpreted as an ensemble of Acoustic Transfer Functions from the surface nodes to a single field point or microphone position. The modal counter part establishes the same acoustic transfer expressed in modal coordinates of the radiating structure.
The method is used to evaluate the noise radiated during an engine run-up in the frequency domain. The dynamics of the engine is described using a finite element model loaded with a rpm-dependent excitation.
The effectiveness of the method in terms of calculation speed, compared with classical boundary element methods, is illustrated. The evaluation of the results, in function of rpm and frequency, shows the potential of the approach during the engine development process.

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