Browse Publications Technical Papers 2005-32-0076

Experimental Study on Intake Noise Generation in Marine Outboard Motors 2005-32-0076

Noise reduction is the needs of the time even for (demanded even from) the outboard motors which are typically used under heavy load and in higher engine speed for an extended period of time. For the sound emitted by an outboard motor, the acoustic impression to human ears largely depends on the high frequency intake noise. The high frequency intake noise is generated by the air flow that passes through the intake pipes at high speed. The test performed with a flow stand bench demonstrated that the sound pressure increment relative to the increasing flow velocity is definitely larger in high frequency band compared with that in low frequency band. Pressure wave form inside the intake pipe was measured relative to the crank angle. The measurement revealed that the high frequency sound is generated in the later part of the intake stroke when the flow velocity within the intake pipe becomes the highest.


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