An Analysis of Idling Vibration for a Frame Structured Vehicle 2003-01-1611
A finite element model for an entire frame-structured sports utility vehicle was made to evaluate the characteristics of the idling vibrations for the vehicle. The engine exciting forces were determined by Souma's method to simulate the idling vibrations. The modeling of the power plant and the entire vehicle was verified by the reasonable agreement of the experiment and calculation results. Attention was focused on the frequency of the first-order vertical bending mode for the frame. It has become clear that the idling vibration level of the vehicle is lowered by decreasing the frequency of the first-order frame bending mode.