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2003-05-05

Validation of SEA Wind Noise Model for a Design Change 2003-01-1552

A wind noise model of a vehicle has been developed using Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA) with measured turbulent pressure data as the source input. Empirical formulas are used to scale the input data for changes in flow and design parameters. Wind tunnel tests have been conducted on a standard and modified vehicle to validate the SEA model and the input scaling. The results show good correlation with both the exterior turbulent pressure levels and the interior sound pressure levels across the audio frequency range.

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