An EFEM0-SEA Integrated Model of a Trimmed Van 2001-01-1619
High frequency responses of structural-acoustic systems may be predicted by statistical energy analysis (SEA) or energy finite element method (EFEM). To combine the good features of these two techniques, a simplified energy finite element method, referred to as EFEM0, has been developed recently. The EFEM0 technique, which is compatible with SEA, integrates the joint coupling procedures for discontinuous systems and the finite volume formulation for continuous system. The EFEM0 models have been verified either analytically or experimentally for one- and multi-dimensional systems.
In this study, the EFEM0 technique is applied to a passenger van for a noise control investigation. The general scheme is to incorporate the EFEM0 coupling factors into a SEA model in order to release some SEA assumptions and improve the SEA model, especially for relatively high damping, strong coupling and direct field cases. The EFEM0-SEA integrated model for the trimmed van is validated by experimental data. Several noise control strategies will be discussed for the integrated model to optimize the sound package.