Validating Target Compounds to Vehicle Interior Odor Complaints by Reconstituting Their Concentrations in Vehicles 2017-01-0324
Ford China had carried out a research project to validate the target compounds that lead to Chinese customers’ complaint about interior cabin odor. The aim of the study was to understand the sensitivity of the customers, using experimental design and determine which substances that are key contributors to customer odor concerns. In this research, acetaldehyde, toluene, xylene, ethylbenzene, acetone and butyraldehyde are used to conduct odor re-manufacture study through reconstituting their concentration in vehicles, it is concluded that compound classes aromatics, aldehydes, and ketones have direct relationship to the odor concerns in China.
Citation: Pan, A., Walsh, A., Dearth, M., and Zhang, X., "Validating Target Compounds to Vehicle Interior Odor Complaints by Reconstituting Their Concentrations in Vehicles," SAE Technical Paper 2017-01-0324, 2017, https://doi.org/10.4271/2017-01-0324. Download Citation
Anbo Pan, Ashley Walsh, Mark Dearth, Xiao Qing Zhang