1995-05-01

Application of Noise Control and Heat Insulation Materials and Devices in the Automotive Industry 951375

Automotive noise control involves many aspects of the total vehicle design - the powertrain, body structure, chassis and so forth. Noise control materials in conjunction with intelligent vehicle design can help produce a pleasant, desirable vehicle. Understanding the basic functions and uses of noise control materials is one of the objectives of this paper. In some situation, thermal insulation materials are combined with or used in conjunction with noise control materials, and an understanding of the thermal properties of materials can be useful. Vibration isolators are important devices in controlling the transfer of sound and vibration energy and these are discussed.