Integrated CAE & Physical Testing Approach to Optimize Vehicle Design - For Cabin Noise Reduction 2013-01-2857
Structure borne noise is the major source of noise inside the vehicle compartment. Recently the quietness of the occupant cabin has become an important dimension to the quality of product. OEMs are finding it challenging to meet the customer expectations for “Powerful yet quiet” attribute.
Several focused studies have been made to reduce the under hood component noise in automobiles. This paper summarizes the optimization of vibro-accoustic sensitivity (VAS) of the engine mounts in passenger car engine. The contribution of each engine mount on the structure-borne noise transfer inside the cabin is studied by conventional FRF and normal mode analysis using Nastran, along with physical testing validation. This paper emphasizes to reduce the structure borne noise with the focus on weight reduction of the body side engine mount.