Low Frequency Transient CAE Analysis for Vehicle Door Closure Sound Quality 2005-01-2339
Improvement of vehicle door closure sound quality is one of the major customer wants. It is very desirable to understand how different door elements radiate sound during a door-closing event and how to optimize a door structure to design for a specific sound target. In this paper, a CAE tool is developed based on transient FEA and BEA for the analysis of structural-borne vehicle door closure sound quality in the low frequency range (up to 300Hz). Design sensitivity analysis (DSA) are performed for investigating effects of major design variable changes on the door closing sound quality. A SUV model was studied to validate the simulation results and to demonstrate the capability of the developed CAE tool for providing design guidelines on door closing sound quality.