Experimental Research on Powertrain NVH of Range-extended Electric Vehicle 2015-01-0043
From traditional vehicle to pure electric vehicle and then to range-extended electric vehicle (ReEV), the electrification of vehicle has caused a great change in NVH characteristics. ReEV has the most complex noise and vibration problems because it behaves both like traditional vehicle and pure electric vehicle. In addition, it has its own specific NVH characteristics. Firstly, internal combustion engine drives the generator rather than drives the vehicle. Due to the structure and load change, auxiliary power unit (APU) performs specific NVH characteristics. In addition, the pure electric mode will have the high frequency noise generated from the driveline because the noise couldn't be masked by the engine. In system level, unexpected and confusing sound in passenger compartment may affect the driver's comfort and judgments. Therefore, more and more attentions on these issues should be paid. NVH study and improvement methods on ReEV are emphasized. This paper is intended as a contribution to the current research on powertrain NVH of ReEV. The experimental results disclosed the NVH characteristics of APU and electric driveline. Meanwhile, system level interior noise problem is discussed. Based on the test results, some improvement methods are implemented or advised for better comfort in passenger compartment.