A Technique for Measuring Interior Wind Rush Noise at the Clay Model Stage of Vehicle Design 770394
A technique has been developed to evaluate interior wind rush noise during wind tunnel tests of full-size clay models of vehicles. A small, box-like enclosure with acoustic characteristics made similar to those of a typical vehicle interior is inserted into the clay model behind an actual front sideglass. The wind rush noise coming through the sideglass is directly measured by microphones located within the enclosure. The technique can readily detect wind rush noise changes due to body modifications in the vicinity of the windshield-pillar. In addition, the wind tunnel results agree well with those found on-road.