Browse Publications Technical Papers 2021-26-0264

A Vehicle Pass-by Noise Prediction Method Using Ray Tracing with Diffraction to Extend Simulation Capabilities to High Frequencies 2021-26-0264

Predicting Vehicle Pass-by noise using simulation enables efficient development of adequate countermeasures to meet legislative targets while reducing development time and the number of physical trial-and-error prototypes and tests. It has already been shown that deterministic simulation methods such as the Boundary Element Method (BEM), which may also include directivity of sources, can support the trim package optimization process for Pass-by noise, especially for low to mid frequencies. At higher frequencies, the Ray Tracing technique, can represent an efficient alternate providing options to trade off speed versus accuracy compared to wave-based technique such as FE/BEM. This paper presents a Ray Tracing approach with high order diffraction effect. Moreover, source directivity and sound package effect are accounted for. Validation examples for predicting Pass-by noise which complements other deterministic methods and extends practical prediction capabilities to higher frequencies are presented.


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