Browse Publications Technical Papers 2003-01-1683
2003-05-05

Use of Acoustical Holography for Efficient 3D Measurement in Car Interiors 2003-01-1683

A continuously growing demand comes from the automotive industry for optimization of materials and sound insulating product packaging inside the car, so as to propose the best acoustic performance at reduced costs.
A new acoustical holography system provides part of the solution to meet such a demand. The capability of measuring the acoustic field inside a vehicle with high spatial resolution makes it an advanced tool for performing extensive studies of the acoustic transparency of car openings and interior components in various environmental conditions (acoustic chamber, on road, in wind tunnel). The method allows for:
  • Detailed localization of noise sources or leaks,
  • Knowledge of the acoustic energy distribution on elementary surfaces (such as doors, windscreen, roof, sealing components, …),
  • Reconstruction of the energy radiated by elementary surfaces in order to predict the acoustic pressure at driver's and passengers' ears,
  • Introduction of local modifications on subsystems and components in order to predict their effect on the acoustic field.
In conjunction with some numerical prediction methods, this technique will allow to apply integrated acoustic engineering design methods for a complete understanding and control of the large variety of components and systems involved in the car performance.

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