Noise-Generating Mechanism and Noise Reduction of Reciprocating Air Compressor for Heavy Duty Vehicles 2007-01-2374
The noise-generating mechanism of a reciprocating air compressor for heavy duty vehicles during idling was investigated. It was elucidated that the gear rattling noise of the air compressor drive gear train caused by the negative value of the air compressor drive torque was a major noise source. To completely suppress the gear rattling phenomenon, a new loading device with an air cylinder that cancels the negative value of the air compressor drive torque was fabricated. When the loading device was worked, the impulsive sound level was reduced to 10 dB(A). It was found that the impulsive sound level during gear rattling is closely related to the difference in gear teeth velocity between the crankshaft gear and the air compressor drive gear, as one of the characteristics that are needed to obtain a guide for carrying out estimations in the calculation simulation.