Attribute Analysis and Criteria for Automotive Exhaust Systems 2003-01-0221
This paper summarizes the attributes of automotive exhaust system and provides a guideline for exhaust system design, analysis and development. The exhaust system has various attributes including vibration, acoustics or noise, durability and thermal distribution, flow and power loss, emission, in addition to its interface with vehicle. This paper describes all these attributes and the corresponding performances, and develops criteria for each of the attributes. The paper also describes the interfaces between the exhaust system and powerplant with body structure.