Use of a Hybrid FE-SEA Model of a Trimmed Vehicle to Improve the Design for Interior Noise 2009-01-2199
The Hybrid FE-SEA method has been used to create a fast/efficient model to predict structure-borne noise propagation in a fully trimmed vehicle over the frequency range from 200 to 1000 Hz. The method was highlighted along with the modeling process and extensive validation results in previously published papers [1-3]. The use of the model to analyze structure-borne noise in the full vehicle, and to design and evaluate the impact of counter measures was described.
In this study, the Hybrid FE-SEA method is used identify potential design changes to improve the acoustic performance. First, results from a noise path analysis are used to identify key contributors to interior noise. Next, potential design strategies for reducing the interior noise are introduced along with implications on the model. Finally, sample prediction results illustrating the impact of design changes on interior noise levels are shown along with experimental validation results.