Experimental Study On the Energy Flow Analysis of Vibration of an Automobile Door 2005-01-2323
The Energy Flow Analysis (EFA) can be effectively used to predict structural vibration in medium-to-high frequency range. In this paper, Energy Flow Finite Element Method (EFFEM) based on EFA has been used to predict the vibration of an automobile door. The predicted results for the frequency response function of the door have been compared with corresponding experimental results. In the experiment, the automobile door has been divided into several subsystems and the loss factor of each subsystem has been measured. The input mobility at a source point has been also measured. The data for the loss factors and the input mobility have been used as the input data to predict the vibration of the automobile door with EFFEM. The frequency response functions have been measured over the surface of the door. The comparison between the experimental results and the predicted results for the frequency response functions showed that EFFEM could be an effective tool to predict the structural vibration.