1973-02-01

The Design of a Cost-Effective Quiet Diesel Truck 730714

This paper reports the results of a project whose aim was to develop a quiet truck in a cost-effective manner. In the paper a method of approach to identification of noise sources and diesel truck noise control is presented, along with a demonstration of noise control techniques and the results obtained.
The final drive-by noise level, as measured by SAE J366a procedures, was 72 dB(A). The approach was to take a standard production truck and modify its exhaust system, fan, transmission, and cab enclosure. Although no modifications were made to the engine, a quieting kit consisting of dampening panels was fitted to it.

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