1939-01-01

Passenger-Car Road Noise 390156

THE authors introduce their paper by outlining the various sources of noise existing in the motor car, together with some of the suppression means. Noise measurement, test methods, and the mechanism of the transmission of forces generated by the contact between the tire and the road to the body and frame are discussed. The authors state that, since these forces produce motion and deflection of the body, they are responsible for the road noise, and conclude that the proper approach to a method for suppressing road noise is through the structural design of the vehicle.
They suggest, in the main, the localizing of stress to stress members, the raising of the resonant frequencies of the structure, the detuning of the suspension system, the body, and the frame, together with some isolation at selected points.

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