Dependence of Sound Package Item Sensitivities on Initial Conditions 2005-01-2423
During a vehicle development program, the sensitivity of a single sound package item or group of items is often described by its dB impact on the full vehicle response. This is often communicated between different vehicle platform teams even though the results may not be valid. Depending on the current state of the entire sound package, i.e., the initial conditions, the sensitivity of one particular item can be greatly variable. A general set of rules is proposed to help identify when a single item's sensitivity may be significantly altered due to a change in the initial conditions of the complete sound package.