Application of Noise Path Target Setting Using the Technique of Transfer Path Analysis 2003-01-1402
The scope of this paper is to describe how system level NVH targets are cascaded down to sub system level targets using the technique of Transfer Path Analysis (TPA). In the early stages of a vehicle design program target vehicles for the new vehicle are selected based on their subjective Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) performance. A reference vehicle for the new product will be selected which will be used as a baseline vehicle for the whole vehicle program. Noise and vibration measurements will be taken on both the reference and target vehicles under multiple load conditions. The simulation target for the new product will be derived from the measurements of reference vehicle, measurements of target vehicle, and the simulation of reference vehicle model. Reverse Transfer Path Analysis tools will be used to quantify the subsystem targets for the new vehicle based on the simulation targets and design intent simulation models of new product. A case study of road noise was considered to describe the methodology.