A Comparison of Seven Different Noise Identification Techniques 2003-01-1690
Today's NVH engineers have at their fingertips a myriad of different noise source identification techniques available with which to locate noises. Unfortunately, with so many different techniques available, it is not always clear which technique is the best for a specific application. Should one use Sound Intensity? Or is Acoustic Holography a better tool? But if there are noises above 5kHz, which technique works then? And what is Beamforming? Would that work? With so many choices, it is required to know before the test which technique is the best choice. This paper will give an overview of 7 popular techniques to help the practicing NVH engineer decide which technique is the best for a specific application. A practical explanation along with a real life example will be given to help make clear where and how a technique can be used.