Drivetrain Torsional and Bending Vibration for a RWD Vehicle Interior Noise Development 2003-01-1496
In a vehicle NVH development and refinement phase, it is necessary to understand the source of the noise and vibration from various powertrain and drivetrain mechanisms. The noise and vibration generated by a drivetrain in a vehicle is a complicate but significant source of physical mechanism, which might become important issues in early or later phase of the vehicle development.
For the diagnostic purpose of the drivetrain, a rear-wheel drive (RWD) vehicle in early development phase has been used to measure the bending and torsional vibration of the drivetrain, as well as the vehicle interior noise simultaneously, while the vehicle is running up and down under quasi-steady state on a chassis dynamometer. The lower frequency resonances of torsional and bending vibrations from the drivetrain are correlated with the vehicle interior boom or overall loudness. In addition, the higher frequency resonances have been identified from the measured drivetrain dynamics in order to understand the gear whines from the rear axle assembly.