Browse Publications Technical Papers 2009-01-2110
2009-05-19

A Study on the Optimization of Body Structure for Rattle Noise by Exciting Woofer Speakers 2009-01-2110

With the recent development of technologies for interpreting vibration and noise of vehicles, it has become possible for carmakers to reduce idle vibration and driving noise in the phase of preceding development. Thus, the issue of noise generation is drawing keen attention from production of prototype car through mass-production development. J. D. Power has surveyed the levels of customer satisfaction with all vehicles sold in the U.S. market and released the Initial Quality Study (IQS) index. As a growing number of emotional quality-related items are added to the IQS evaluation index, it is necessary to secure a sufficiently high quality level of low-frequency speaker sound against rattle noise. It is required to make a preceding review on the package tray panel, which is located at the bottom of the rear glass where the woofer speakers of a passenger sedan are installed, the door module panel in which the door speakers are built. Based on the theoretical background of robust design, this study seeks to suggest design criteria that are insensitive to the noise factors of the package tray panel.

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