1979-02-01

THE EFFECT OF STRUCTURE DESIGN ON HIGH SPEED AUTOMOTIVE DIESEL ENGINE NOISE 790444

The paper describes the assessment and testing of two high speed diesel engine structure modifications designed to reduce noise. The modifications tested are a five main bearing version of a standard three main bearing engine and the addition of a sump plate. The results indicate that it is difficult to assess the running engine vibration and noise characteristics using modal analysis techniques but that this is possible when using the banger test techniques. It is shown that noise reductions up to some 4.0 - 5.0 dBA can be achieved both on the test bed and in the vehicle application.

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