Browse Publications Technical Papers 2003-01-1652
2003-05-05

Sound Quality and Engine Performance Development Utilizing Air-to-Air Simulation and Interior Noise Synthesis 2003-01-1652

The sound quality and performance of an automotive engine are both significantly influenced by the “air-to-air” system, i.e., the intake system, the exhaust system, and the engine gas dynamics. Only a full systems approach can result in an optimized air-to-air system, which fulfills engine performance requirements, overall sound pressure level targets for airborne vehicle noise, as well as sound quality demands.
This paper describes an approach, which considers the intake system, engine, and exhaust system within one CAE model that can be utilized for engine performance calculations as well as acoustic simulations. Examples comparing simulated and measured sound are discussed. Finally, the simulated sound (e.g., at the tailpipe of the exhaust system) is combined with an interior noise simulation technique to evaluate its influence inside the vehicle's interior. The developed technique enables the creation of a “corporate sound” for a given vehicle, which is an important step for achieving a desired brand image and hence, high customer acceptance.

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