Browse Publications Technical Papers 2023-01-1046
2023-05-08

A New Method for Controlling Vibration in Automotive Applications: Circular Force Generator Technology 2023-01-1046

Automotive Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH) continues to be critical to address in passenger vehicles, especially as new vehicles today emphasize the use of lighter weight materials that create even more challenging NVH issues. NVH can negatively impact drivability and comfort, as well as perceived vehicle quality. Moreover, with the development of increased driver ergonomic technologies and capabilities (audible or otherwise), NVH continues to be key in allowing these technologies to be fully effective. Both passive and active control technologies are used extensively to improve automotive NVH. The use of active noise and vibration control has become a standard solution approach in vehicles, especially to mitigate low-frequency noise and vibration inside the vehicle. Linear actuators have been used in active engine mounts as well as frame vibration control to mitigate passenger cabin NVH. This paper introduces a new lightweight approach for active vibration control for automotive applications. Controllable Circular Force Generator (CFG) technology is introduced to displace the use of larger, heavy linear electromagnetic technology, and is shown to provide improved performance with lower weight and cost.

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