Browse Publications Technical Papers 2007-01-2384
2007-05-15

Design and Construction of a Four-Wheel Drive Noise and Vibration Chassis Dynamometer 2007-01-2384

As vehicle development cycles become more condensed, it is necessary to perform testing as expeditiously as possible. One way to accomplish this is to perform tests previously performed over the road in a controlled laboratory environment. The Noise and Vibration engineering consulting group, a division of Roush Industries, Inc. has recently commissioned a four-wheel drive chassis dynamometer located in a hemi-anechoic test cell in order to provide manufacturers and tier suppliers a faster alternative to over the road noise and vibration vehicle level testing.
As a consulting company that supports a wide variety of vehicle development needs, many unique challenges had to be overcome throughout the design and construction process. This paper identifies these challenges and presents a methodology for designing and constructing a facility to meet the broad purpose of supporting the noise and vibration testing requirements of the automotive industry.

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