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2020-06-03

Linking Body-In-White and Trimmed Body Dynamic Characteristics in view of Body-In-White Mode Shape Target Setting 2020-01-1553

Target setting at Body-In-White (BIW) level is typically done for natural frequencies of global modes. Target values are commonly set based on experience or from benchmark studies with competitor vehicles. A link between these targets at BIW level and the vibro-acoustic targets at Trimmed Body (TB) level is not yet well established. Therefore, it is not always guaranteed that the TB targets will be met when the targets at BIW level are reached. Also, the other way around, not reaching a frequency target for a certain BIW mode does not necessarily imply that TB targets will not be met. Hence, there is a clear need for getting more insights in the relation between BIW dynamic properties and TB vibration behavior. In this paper techniques will be presented that establish the link between BIW and TB dynamic behavior. In addition, a large DOE campaign has been carried out to further link these dynamic properties to specific areas in the body design. Key elements in this paper are the introduction of a novel modal reduction method to extract the essential information from a large set of TB modes and a subspace correlation technique to link the critical TB modes with the global BIW modes. The results obtained with this study demonstrate that it is not enough to consider only natural frequencies of the BIW modes as a target but that their shape must be taken into account as well.

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