Nonparametric Modeling of the Variability of Vehicle Vibroacoustic Behavior 2005-01-2385
In order to improve the robustness of vibroacoustic numerical predictions, one introduces a model of random uncertainties. The random uncertainty modelling relies on a nonparametric approach providing random system realizations with a maximum entropy. This approach only requires a few uncertainty parameters but takes into account data errors as well as model errors. It appears to be well adapted to study the variability of structural-acoustic systems; the implementation of the method for this class of problem is presented here for the first time. Practically, the paper deals with a classical low frequency vibroacoustic modelling such as used for booming noise predictions. The application of the nonparametric approach to vehicle uncertainties modelling shows the sensitivity of the vibroacoustic frequency responses to structural and cavity uncertainties as well as coupling interface uncertainties. Flexible parts appear to be more sensitive to random uncertainties than stiff parts. The sensitivity of the structural modes to structural random uncertainties is also shown in a stochastic MAC table.