Prediction of High Frequency Response Characteristics of Hydraulic Mounts 2005-01-2410
The major objectives of this study are to identify the source(s) of high frequency resonance(s), suggest a method to effectively estimate mount parameters and propose both linear and nonlinear models capable of predicting the high frequency characteristics. First, a lumped parameter linear model is derived and the resonances controlled by decoupler, fluid column and rubber element are examined. By using a simplified mechanical model, typical parameters are estimated from measured dynamic stiffness data. Estimations correlate well with experiments and provide quantitative evaluation of the physical parameters, some of which (such as the decoupler damping) are otherwise difficult to measure by using conventional experimental techniques. A nonlinear time domain model for a free decoupler mount is proposed to predict both the inertia track and decoupler resonances. Both nonlinear and linear models match well with high frequency measurements.