Browse Publications Technical Papers 2021-01-1122

Development Work for a New Damping Standard SAE J3130 2021-01-1122

Standards organizations develop standards depending on the need in the market place. With the change in vehicle design, lightweighting structures, and body panels made out of aluminum and composites, SAE’s Acoustical Materials Committee is developing a new damping standard. This standard is also very suitable in determining the damping performance of materials used in the off-highway applications, where the thickness of the steel body panel is much greater than in the automotive application. The general methodology of this standard is based on the mechanical impedance measurement method and has been developed with the general consensus of automotive engineers, suppliers, and independent test laboratories. This method is essentially based on the fact that a bar is excited at the center by a shaker. The force exerted by the shaker and the corresponding vibration is measured at that point to determine the frequency response function of the mechanical impedance signal. This paper discusses the need and challenges in developing this standard including differences between the proposed and other current damping standards. The paper also discusses the round robin data analysis that have been done so far to understand the consistency of the data for complete analysis.


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