Browse Publications Technical Papers 2003-01-1422
2003-05-05

Experimental Analysis of Combustion Noise in Spark Ignition Engine 2003-01-1422

In automotive engines, combustion process substantially contributes to noise emission. The complex interaction between the excitation force (i.e. the cylinder pressure profile) and the characteristic response of the engine structure is responsible for engine block vibration and then for noise radiation.
Aimed at obtaining a better understanding of the causes which mainly contribute to the combustion noise generation, a processing technique has been developed and set up, in which the trend of the mean frequency of the pressure trace in the cylinder is computed by using a sliding window of the signal.
The analysis of such a trace retains great importance in the strategies devoted to control the combustion noise quantity and quality, since it allows to extract useful information to assess the contribution of the different phenomena which characterize the combustion process, in terms of their amplitude, frequency and time distribution.
An experimental investigation has been performed on a spark ignition engine; the effect of operating conditions (engine speed and load) on combustion noise has been examined and in this work some representative results are presented.

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